THIS WEEK: The Jaguars host the St. Louis Rams in their first home game ever in Jacksonville Municipal Stadium at 7:00 p.m. EDT Friday, August 18. The Jaguars are 1-2 after losing to expansion brethren Carolina 20-14 on July 29, defeating the Miami Dolphins 24-21 on a last-minute field goal on August 4 and losing to Detroit 19-3 on August 10. The Rams are 0-2 after losing 34-20 to Seattle and 27-22 to the Raiders.
RADIO BROADCAST: This game will be broadcast on WOKV (690 AM) and WKQL (96.9 FM) and the Jaguars Radio Network, with play-by-play man Brian Sexton and color analysts Matt Robinson and Deron Cherry. Reporter Jennifer Kumik will contribute to the pre-game and half-time shows. More than 30 affiliates in five states on the Jaguars Radio Network will also broadcast the game.
PRESEASON TV BROADCAST: The Jaguars' two remaining preseason games will be televised on WTLV, Channel 12, with Kevin Harlan and Mike Golic calling the action. Harlan is in his second year as an NFL broadcaster for the Fox Network. Golic played defensive tackle for nine years in the NFL for Houston, Philadelphia and Miami before retiring following the 1993 season. He is now a broadcaster for ESPN. In addition, the game will be broadcast on WCPX (Ch. 6) in Orlando, WCTV (Ch. 6) in Tallahassee, and WSAV (Ch. 2) in Savannah, Ga.
TICKET INFORMATION: A few hundred tickets still remain for the Jaguars-Rams game. For information, call (904) 633-2000.
THE SERIES: This is the first game between the Jaguars and Rams. They will notmeet during the 1995 regular season.
THE OPPONENT: The Rams moved to St. Louis earlier this year after 49 years in Los Angeles. They were originally the Cleveland Rams, having played there from 1937 to '45. The Rams won their first divisional title in 1949, but they lost to Philadelphia in the NFL Championship game. They were one of pro football's most successful -- and certainly most entertaining -- teams in the 1950s, behind the passing of quarterbacks Bob Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin and receivers Elroy ìCrazylegsî Hirsch and Tom Fears (all Hall of Famers). The Rams won the NFL Championship in 1951, beating Cleveland, who hads beaten them the year before. They also appeared in the NFL Championship game in 1955. They appeared in the playoffs twice in the 1960s, seven times in the 1970s (losing to Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XIV), six times in the 1980s and last in 1990. Last year the Rams finished 4-12.
THE COACHES: Jacksonville head coach Tom Coughlin has led the Jaguars to one victory in three preseason games. Coughlin served as the head coach at Boston College from 1991 to '93, compiling a record of 21-13-1, with two appearances in bowl games and a ranking of 13th in the final AP poll of 1993. He was previously an NFL assistant coach with the New York Giants (wide receivers, 1988-90), Green Bay Packers (wide receivers and passing game coordinator 1986-87) and Philadelphia Eagles (wide receivers, 1984-85).
St. Louis coach Rich Brooks is in his first season as head coach of the Rams after 18 years as head coach at the University of Oregon. Brooks, who was an assistant with the Rams in 1971 and '72 and with the 49ers in 1974, took Oregon to its first appearance in the Rose Bowl in 37 years and was named national collegiate Coach of the Year in 1994. The 19th coach in Rams' history, Brooks was 91-109-4 at Oregon. He coached four bowl teams.
JACKSONVILLE-ST. LOUIS CONNECTIONS: Rams reserve running back Carl Tremble is from Jacksonville and attended Bishop Kenney High School. … Jaguars TE Derek Brown is a former teammate of Rams punter Sean Landeta when they played with the New York Giants from 1992-93. … Jaguars QB Steve Beuerlein played with Rams RB Johnny Bailey last year in Arizona. … Rams RB Leonard Russell had Jaguars C/G Dave Widell blocking for him last year in Denver, as well as having Jaguars WR Cedric Tillman as a teammate. … Russell also used to be a teammate of Jaguars G Eugene Chung when they played together in New England. … Jaguars C/G Tom Myslinski and Rams TE Marv Cook were teammates on the Bears last year. … Jaguars DE John Duff was a teammate of Rams WR Alexander Wright. The two played together with the Raiders when Duff was a tight end. … Rams LB Shane Conlan remembers Jaguars LB Keith Goganious when they were teammates in Buffalo, playing together in SuperBowls XXVII and XXVIII. … Rams G Dwayne White played for five years(1990-94) with Jaguars DE Jeff Lageman and DT Paul Frase in New York with the Jets. … Jaguars CB Dave Thomas won a Super Bowl ring in 1993 with the Cowboys, playing alongside Rams DT Jimmie Jones. … Rams QB Mark Rypien spent two years(1992-93) in Washington with Jaguars WR Desmond Howard. … Rams reserve QB Tommy Maddox played in Denver with Jaguars WR Cedric Tillman. … On the collegiate level, Rams rookie P Bill Kushner played at Boston College with Jaguars rookie TE Gordon Laro and MLB Tom McManus as well as being coached by the Jaguars Tom Coughlin. … Collectively, the Jaguars and Rams have six players who attended Notre Dame, most notably being Jaguars QB Steve Beuerlein and Rams RB Jerome Bettis. The others are Jaguars Derek Brown and Rams Todd Lyght, Mike Stonebreaker and Cedric Figaro. … The three football powerhouses in Florida will be well represented this week. Together the Jaguars and the Rams boast five University of Miami players (Jaguars TE Carlos Etheredge and Rams CB Robert Bailey, RB Cleveland Gary, LB Ricky Newbill and DT Jimmie Jones), four University of Florida players(Jaguars SS Monty Grow, WR Willie Jackson and FB Dexter McNabb and Rams rookie DE Kevin Carter), and one Florida State player (Rams WR Jessie Hester). Of this group Etheredge played a year at Miami with the Rams' Bailey. And the Rams' Carter spent time at Florida with Jaguars Jackson and Grow.
LAST WEEK: The Jaguars lost to the Detroit Lions 19-3 on August 10. Detroit jumped out to a 12-0 lead on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Scott Mitchell to Brett Perriman, a 40-yard field goal by Jason Hanson and on a safety of Jaguars RB Randy Jordan in the end zone. Jacksonville got its only points on a 38-yard field goal by Mike Hollis in the second quarter. The Lions' last TD was a 6-yard pass from Don Majkowski to Milt Coleman.
The Rams lost to the Raiders 27-22 last Saturday in Oakland in a battle between the two former Los Angeles teams.
JAGUARS NOTES FROM LAST WEEK: Steve Beuerlein started his third straight game at quarterback, completing 8 of 11 passes for 66 yards. … Mark Brunell and Andre Ware also saw action. Brunell completed 3 of 5 passes for 24 yards, while Ware was 1 of 3 for 5 yards. None of the quarterbacks was intercepted for the second straight game. … James Stewart led Jaguars runners with 32 yards on 7 carries, followed by Randy Jordan's 28 yards on 7 attempts. … Rich Griffith and James Stewart led Jacksonville receivers with two catches apiece. Eight players had once catch. … Mike Hollis scored his first points of the preseason on a 38-yard field goal. … Bryan Barker continued his fine punting, with six kicks for an average of 49.5 yards, a 55-yard long (his preseason long), one touchback and three kicks inside the 20-yard line. … Desmond Howard returned one punt for 16 yards, giving him three returns for 89 yards and a 29.7-yard average so far … S Monty Grow and LB James Williams had 6 tackles each, while S Deral Boykin, S Harry Colon and DT Mike Thompson had 5 tackles apiece. Thompson also had the team's only sack of the game. … The Jaguars had only 11 first downs (5 rushing, 3 passing and 3 penalty) to Detroit's 19, and gained only 133 yards compared to Detroit's 333. The Jaguars had 67 yards rushing and 66 passing, though they had only 42 offensive plays. … The Jaguars converted only 1 of 10 third-down opportunities, while the Lions were 8 of 15 (53 percent) on third downs and 1 of 1 on fourth down. … The Lions also had a time of possession advantage of 34:04 to the Jaguars' 25:56. … The Jaguars had only one turnover (a fumble by WR John Morton), but Jacksonville opponents have yet to turn the ball over (in the Carolina game, Jacksonville recovered a ìpoochî kickoff, and against Miami an interception by Harry Colon was called back by a penalty). … The four starters on Jacksonville's defensive line all missed the game due to injuries, as well as DE Ernie Logan, who started the Miami game but had a toe injury. In addition, DE John Duff was injured (knee) in the first quarter. Still, Lions runners gained only 119 yards on 29 carries. … Also, three offensive did not dress: Tony Boselli, Bruce Wilkerson and Marcus Price. Jeff Novak got his first start in the preseason, starting at left offensive tackle in place of Bruce Wilkerson. … A total of 72 Jaguars played against Detroit. Suiting up but not playing were WR Curtis Marsh, RB Markus Thomas, QB Rob Johnson, DE Ernie Logan and CB Eric Stephens. … The only Jaguars who have yet to see action are LB Rod Smalley (hamstring injury), OT Tony Boselli (knee injury) and DE Joel Smeenge (calf injury).
FROM COACH COUGHLIN ON THE LOSS TO DETROIT:
ìIt was a poor football game. We didn't play well offensively. We didn't accomplish a whole lot. Defensively, I thought we were trying hard; we just couldn't get them out. I think Detroit is a good football team. I told our team at the beginning of the week that this would be a different kind of game. They're (the Lions) a tough football team, and we just did not have a good week at practice. We were kind of satisfied and happy with trying to drain the last game (the victory over Miami) a little bit further than it should have been done. It's a tough way to learn, but it seems like everything we do is a learning experience. We'll have to get back home now, get back to work, get back to focusing and concentrating on what we're doing and do a little better organizational and hopefully get this thing back on track. This was not a good football game for us.î
ìIt's the first time we played inside and on (artificial) turf. (But) that should have no bearing on the game. Our concentration wasn't as good.î
(on the factors involved resulting in a loss ) ìI think there a number of factors involved. Most of the things we get involved in this game is mental. I think we're certainly pleased with the win the week before and we thought we played with great enthusiasm. Probably that game wasn't put to rest fast enough. I think it affected our week of preparation. Then we got ready to break camp -- that wasn't a good situation. Then we had the idea of anticipation of getting some people back from injury, which didn't happen, so that became just a prolonger again of waiting for some good things to start to happen. I think the week basically flew by on us. I don't think we prepared well. I think we had a couple of distractions, one of which was a very positive one, obviously, and the other was the idea of being organized and breaking camp and anticipating what the schedule was going to be. I just don't think we handled it well. Those are all signs of immaturity, and I'll take the blame for that.î
(on returning home) ìBeing back home, being in our facility, knowing full well that the season is almost upon us, all these things will be very positive for our team. I expect our team will come battling back. We're not making any excuses about (Thursday) night. That's over and done with. We did not play well. It wasn't a typical effort for us and I think that our players are going to realize that their heart and soul is in what we do and we play as hard as we can and I feel our fans and our people will accept that. What none of us will accept is that if we don't play with the intensity that we need to compete at this level and that's something that I will not relinquish. I'll never make an excuse for that and our players have to understand that. We'll have one solid week of training camp and then we'll be into our in-season routine, none of which our players have ever been through in this organization. Every time we've had something new happen, we've kind of felt our way into it rather than grasping it."
FROM LB MARK WILLIAMS: ìThere are no excuses, none at all. We just didn't execute. The Lions are a damn good team with a lot of talent on their squad. They out-executed us. It had nothing to do with us trying to get home or anything like that. We were ready to play.î
FROM G SHAWN BOUWENS: ìWe need to get a little more physical. I don't know if we were tired, fatigued or whatever. We have to look at it for what it is -- a preseason game -- and move on and get better.
(on the upcoming game against the Rams) ìIt's our first home game. There's going to be a lot of excitement, a lot of enthusiasm in the air. And it's going to be nice to be at home. It's going to be fun to play in front of the home crowd.î
FROM CB VINNIE CLARK: ìI don't know if we were tired. It was just a game that we lost. It's something we can learn from and build from. It's just preseason. I don't want to downplay preseason, but it's a new organization and I think everybody should understand this is just preseason. These are the games in which you work out some kinks. You get ready for the first game. Hopefully we will get everybody back soon. Our whole defensive line was hurt. We just have to go back and get our legs back, kick back for a couple of days and relax, and then come back ready to work, get ready for St. Louis.
(on the defense) ìI think we're going to be a strong unit. Once we get everybody healthy and fresh, once we get everybody on the same page, I think we're going to be a real good defense. We have a secondary with a lot of experience and we have experience on the defensive line. That's just a plus.î
RYNO, THE SHORT-YARDAGE SPECIALIST: Rookie FB Ryan Christopherson continues to be the Jaguars' short-yardage specialist. Against Miami, Christopherson scored all three of the Jaguars' touchdowns, and he has three of the team's five TDs so far during the preseason. Against Detroit, on Jacksonville's first drive of the game, Christopherson entered the game on a 3rd-and-1 situation and gained four yards off left guard for a first down and the team's only third-down conversion of the game. In his last two seasons at the University of Wyoming, Christopherson, a fifth-round draft choice, scored 19 touchdowns and gained 2,469 yards.
STEWART STILL THE WORKHORSE: Rookie James Stewart continues to be the Jaguars' workhorse. He led Jaguars backs in rushing for the third straight game, and now has 127 yards on 28 carries. Against Detroit, in the first series of the game, Stewart touched the ball on six straight plays (4 runs for 20 yards and 2 receptions for 8 yards). Stewart also has the Jaguars' longest run from scrimmage, a 55-yarder against Miami.
INSIDE THE RED ZONE: In three games, the Jaguars have scored 5 of 7 times when they have penetrated their opponent's 20-yard line. They were 1 of 3 in the Carolina game, scoring on a one-yard touchdown by James Stewart. In the Miami game, the Jaguars scored on all four trips inside the red zone -- three short runs TDs by Ryan Christopherson and a 32-yard field goal by Scott Sisson. Against Detroit, the Jaguars did not get inside the 20 (the closest they got was the 21).
BRUNELL MOVES THE JAGUARS: In three games, quarterback Mark Brunell has quarterbacked the Jaguars on 11 drives, leading to one touchdown, two field goals and one almost-score. Here's a look at Brunell's drives:
Game Plays Yards Result
Carolina 6 17 Fumble by RB James Stewart
Carolina 8 58 Interception
Carolina 3 9 Punt
Carolina 4 22 Fumble by RB James Stewart
Carolina 14 63 Failed 4th down conversion on 2-yard line
Miami 11 88 Touchdown
Miami 5 -1 Half ended
Miami 12 65 Game-winning field goal
Detroit 3 -7 Safety
Detroit 6 31 Field goal
Detroit 3 1 Punt
BOOTIN' BARKER: Punter Bryan Barker continues to punt extremely well for Jacksonville. In the three preseason games, Barker has punted 12 times for an average of 48.4 yards and a 40.7-yard net average. He has placed 5 kicks inside the 20-yard line and has 3 touchbacks and a long of 55 yards. Last season, Barker led the NFC with a 36.3-yard net average. In addition, the Jaguars have allowed only 33 yards on 8 punt returns (4.1-yard average).
CAPTAIN JAGUAR: Coach Tom Coughlin has named game captains for each of the first three games: Carolina -- C Dave Widell, DE Jeff Lageman, CB Mickey Washington and P Bryan Barker; Miami -- QB Steve Beuerlein, MLB Keith Goganious and CB Dave Thomas; and Detroit -- G Shawn Bouwens, S Harry Colon and S Mike Dumas.
FIRST-ROUND COUNT: The Jaguars have nine players on their roster who were first-round selections in the college draft:
Player Pos. Year Team
Jeff Lageman DE 1989 New York Jets
Andre Ware QB 1990 Detroit Lions
Vinnie Clark CB 1991 Green Bay Packers
Kelvin Pritchett DT 1991 Dallas Cowboys*
Derek Brown TE 1992 New York Giants
Eugene Chung G/OT 1992 New England Patriots
Desmond Howard WR 1992 Washington Redskins
Tony Boselli OT 1995 Jacksonville Jaguars
James Stewart RB 1995 Jacksonville Jaguars
- Pritchett was traded from Dallas to Detroit on Draft Day.
GIVINS MOVING UP: Jaguars WR Ernest Givins ranks high among the NFL's active statistical leaders.
Player Team Receptions Player Team Receiving Yards
Jerry Rice San Francisco 820 Jerry Rice San Francisco 13275
Andre Reed Buffalo 676 Henry Ellard Washington 11158
Henry Ellard Washington 667 Gary Clark Miami 10331
Gary Clark Miami 662 Andre Reed Buffalo 9536
Ernest Givins Jacksonville 542 Irving Fryar Miami 8006
Ernest Givins Jacksonville 7935
THE B.C. CONNECTION: Two Jaguars played under Tom Coughlin at Boston College. TE Gordon Laro is a rookie free agent who played under Coughlin in 1993 after transferring from Michigan, while MLB Tom McManus, a first-year player, played two seasons under Coughlin (1991 and '92). In addition, C Dave Widell played at Boston College (under Jack Bicknell) from 1984 to '87.
THE ORIGINAL 10: Here's an update on the original 10 Jaguars who signed contracts on December 15, 1994:
WR Shannon Baker -- Waived on August 13
SS Hillary Butler -- Still on team
DE Ferric Colons -- Waived on May 1
C/G Greg Huntington -- Backup center/tackle and special teams starter
RB Randy Jordan -- Third-string halfback; third-leading rusher in Miami game
DE Ernie Logan -- Starting left defensive end in place of injured Joel Smeenge
OT Rickie Shaw -- Still on team
DE Jason Simmons -- Backup defensive end; has one sack
DE Ricky Sutton -- Waived on May 4
DT Chris Williams -- Still on team
JAGUARS INJURY UPDATE: The following players did not dress for last week's game: OT's Tony Boselli (knee), Bruce Wilkerson (knee) and Marcus Price (ankle), RB's Reggie Cobb (sprained knee) and Mazio Royster (knee), DT's Don Davey (sprained knee) and Kelvin Pritchett (elbow), DE's Jeff Lageman (groin) and DE Joel Smeenge (calf), S Chris Hudson (groin), MLB Bryan Schwartz (shoulder), LB Rod Smalley (hamstring). DE Ernie Logan did not play because of a toe injury. In the Detroit game, MLB Keith Goganious suffered an ankle injury and DE John Duff was sidelined with a sprained left knee.
ROSTER MOVES: The Jaguars released five players on August 13: WR's Will Harris and Shannon Baker, C Chris Dausin, CB's Marcello Simmons and Eric Stephens. That leaves their roster at 84 players.
NEXT WEEK: The Jaguars will host the Denver Broncos at 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 25 in their preseason finale. The Broncos are 2-1 in the preseason, having defeated the San Francisco 49ers twice on consecutive weeks, 9-7 in Denver and 24-10 in Tokyo and losing to the Carolina Panthers 19-10 at Carolina last Saturday.
PRIDE IN JAGSONVILLE: Only two weeks remain before the Jaguars play their first regular-season game against the Houston Oilers on September 3, and the Jaguars and the city of Jacksonville are planning a celebration, the likes of which have never before been seen for an NFL regular-season game.
The NFL Experience is the NFL's interactive football theme park, and will be at the Prime Osborn Convention Center from Thursday, August 31 through Saturday, September 2. Designed to enlighten and entertain the entire family -- and to appeal to both the casual and die-hard NFL fan -- the NFL Experience will be open from 12 noon to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Admission will be $5, with free admission for children under 2. Tickets are available at the Coliseum box office, the secondary box office at The Landing and TicketMaster.
The Jaguars are also hosting an NFL Celebrity Golf Kickoff Golf Classic on Saturday, September 2 at the Golf Links of Amelia Island Plantation. The tournament teams will be hosted and captained by former NFL stars. Some Hall of Famers who have already committed to playing are Jim Taylor, Don Maynard and Lem Barney. Entry fees are $350 and team entry fees are $1,400.
September 3 will also be the opening of The Pavilion, the official fan extravaganza on the south end of Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. The Pavilion is a 30,000-square-foot tent with interactive games, food and entertainment for individuals and large groups of fans attending the game. The Pavilion will also feature a mini-NFL Experience.
Boys II Men will sing the National Anthem for the game set against an explosive pyrotechnic display and a military jet flyover. The halftime show spotlights former Miss America and Jacksonville native Leanza Cornett in a high-energy song, dance and special effects spectacular continuing the celebration of the Jaguars and the NFL. The show will also feature two elaborate card stunts performed by the 73,000 fans in the stadium.
The city of Jacksonville has planned a street festival, a concert by America and the Beach Boys on Friday, September 1 at Metropolitan Park. In addition, Boys II Men will perform at the Coliseum on Saturday, September 2.
Fans not attending the game can watch the Jaguars take on the Houston Oilers on big-screen televisions at Metropolitan Park. Called ìThe Second Stadium,î Met Park will be the second-best place to be on September 3.
TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE: This is the final week of the Jaguars' training camp. Practices are being held at the two practice fields adjacent to the new Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. Players are available for interviews during their lunch time, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Check with the Jaguars' Communications Office in (633-6000) for the daily practice schedule and to schedule interviews.
FAX ON DEMAND: All Jaguars press releases can be obtained through the InfoConnection fax-on-demand system. To receive the Jaguars' press releases each week via fax, dial (404) 399-3066 on your fax machine and enter the NFL password: 7575. Key in 1000 for an NFL directory of releases. More specific information will be provided when available. Press releases will be available on Monday afternoons.
August 22 -- Roster cutdown to maximum of 65 players on active list by 4:00 p.m. EDT (the 28 existing teams cut down to 60 players).
August 27 -- Roster cutdown to maximum of 56 players by 4:00 p.m. EDT (the existing teams cut down to 53 players).
August 28 -- Clubs may establish a practice squad of five players by signing free agents who do not have an accrued season of free-agency credit.
September 1 -- All clubs are required to identify their 49-player active list by 7:00 p.m. EDT. No later than 1:30 before kickoff, clubs must identify their 45-player active list and third quarterback, if any.
September 3 -- The Jaguars host the Houston Oilers in their inaugural game.
September 18 -- Jacksonville and Carolina are required to reduce their active/inactive lists to 53 players.
October 10 -- Trading deadline.
JACKSONVILLE MUNICIPAL STADIUM: The newest stadium in the NFL opens on August 18, when the Jaguars host the St. Louis Rams. The state-of-the-art home of the Jaguars was built faster than any major-league stadium has ever been built in North America. Construction began on January 3, 1994, when demolition started on the old Gator Bowl. About 90 percent of the Gator Bowl was demolished, with the only portion salvaged being the West Upper Deck, which had been added in 1982. In less than 20 months, a new stadium has arisen in its place.
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium has a capacity of 73,000, including more than 10,000 Club Seats and 85 Suites. Built at a cost of about $135 million, it is also much less expensive than nearly every other stadium that has been built in recent history.The stadium offers the finest viewing found anywhere, because 75 percent of the seats are located on the sides and the first row of seats is as close to the action as standards allow.
As with a football team, 12 different consulting companies shaped the construction of the new stadium. And 121subcontractors will have had a hand in the job. All in all, thousands of people have worked on the stadium from start to finish. For the final few months of the project, crews worked around the clock, 24 hours a day. Even when rains from Hurricane Erin halted outside work one day, workers kept going on the inside.
The project required drilling 2,200 pilings to depths of 50 feet below ground. Poured-in-place pile caps, grade beams, columns, slabs and rakers required more than 36,000 cubic yards of concrete and was followed by the placing of 2,753 precast concrete pieces, including raker beams and treads and risers, as the structure rose from ground level.
Once the construction of the interior bowl of the seating area was completed, the five-month process of installing seats began in January of this year. The last seat was in place in June, just as final field preparations were made.
The grass arrived as 102,000 square feet of sod, and it was rolled out in July. Beneath the natural grass playing surface is an irrigation system which waters the entire field surface, and eight inches of sand base. Beneath the sand base lies four inches of pea gravel and a series of diagonal drainage ditches filled with gravel and drain tile.
Among the state-of-the art features of the stadium are enormous twin 60 by 156-foot scoreboards with 24 by 32-foot Sony JumboTron screens. Among the most unique features, however, are the two Stadium Clubs, located on the east and west sides of the stadium.
The Clubs and all 10,000 Club Seats are located at midfield. Each Club area provides more than 65,000 square feet of air-conditioned comfort with a variety of food and beverage selections.
Stadium Address One Stadium Place
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Jaguars Telephone (904) 633-6000
Jaguars Ticket Office (904) 633-2000
Opening Date August 18, 1995
Estimated Projected Cost $135 million
Method of Financing Municipal bonds
Stadium Plan Coverage 533,300 square feet (12.25 acres)
Program Manager Stein & Company
Architect HOK Sport
Contractor Haskell/Huber, Hunt & Nichols
Life Safety Consultants Code Consultants Inc.
Structural Engineer Bliss & Nytray
Civil Engineer Bessent-Hammack & Ruckman
Mechanical Engineer ME Engineers
Electrical Engineer ME Engineers
Plumbing Engineer ME Engineers
Audio/Video, Broadcast Consultants Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon, Williams; Arena Television Management Services
Food Service Consultants Cini Little International;
The Bigelow Consultants
PERMANENT SEATING CAPACITY
Total seats 73,000
Club Seats 10,000
Working Press Box 1 press box with 200 seats
Radio/TV Booths 7
Number of Gates 6
Number of Ramps 4 (2 east, 2 west; 18 feet wide)
Escalators 4 sets (east and west clubs)
Elevators 7 (north end zone, east and west, press)
Lighting for Playing Field 400 2000-watt lights
Scoreboards 2 (60' high x 156' wide, 14' deep)
Playing Surface Natural grass
Executive Offices Jacksonville Jaguars front office
Locker Rooms 5 (three for players, two for officials)
Stadium Clubs 120,700 square feet
Concession Serving Lines 260
Mens Restrooms 22
Womens Restrooms 22
1995 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS SCHEDULE
Friday, Aug. 18 ST. LOUIS RAMS 7:00 p.m. WTLV
Friday, Aug. 25 DENVER BRONCOS 7:00 p.m. WTLV
Sunday, Sept. 3 HOUSTON OILERS 1:00 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Sept. 10 at Cincinnati Bengals 4:00 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Sept. 17 at New York Jets 4:00 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Sept. 24 GREEN BAY PACKERS 8:00 p.m. TNT
Sunday, Oct. 1 at Houston Oilers 4:00 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Oct. 8 PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Oct. 15 CHICAGO BEARS 1:00 p.m. FOX
Sunday, Oct. 22 at Cleveland Browns 1:00 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Oct. 29 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Nov. 5 Open Date
Sunday, Nov. 12 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:00 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Nov. 19 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Nov. 26 CINCINNATI BENGALS 1:00 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Dec. 3 at Denver Broncos 4:00 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Dec. 10 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Dec. 17 at Detroit Lions 1:00 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Dec. 24 CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00 p.m. NBC
Home games in CAPS. All times are Jacksonville time.
Oilers are 17-18 on Opening Day, and have lost their last three.
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SPECIAL TEAMS (): Jacksonville's special teams are coached by Larry Pasquale, who is wide considered one of the best special teams coaches in the NFL. Handling the placekicking for the Jaguars will be______
COACH COUGHLIN ON THE OILERS GAME: ì_______
A VICTORY OVER THE OILERS WOULD: Be only the second time in NFL history an expansion team won its first game. In 1961, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Chicago Bears _.