Jacksonville, FL — The home of the Jacksonville Jaguars will now be the first NFL stadium to have a dog park.
During the annual “State of the Franchise” event, Jaguars President Mark Lamping announced the team is partnering with Pet Paradise to bring a dog daycare to the South End Zone fan deck. It will include a water feature.
Lamping says this will only be open on game days, and they are not seeking public funding to make the attraction happen.
The North End Zone fan deck is changing as well- the Jags are partnering with veteran-owned business Grunt Style, to bring all of the military commemorations the team does each game, in to the same area.
The deck will now be where the veteran business owner of the game and veteran of the game are honored, as well as where the fourth quarter bell is rung. They’re also adding in military themes throughout the deck, creating a “hometown pride” area, and designating a zone where fans can compete with each other.
The stadium itself is seeing some upgrades as well.
WOKV previously told you that EverBank Field will be renamed TIAA Bank Field ahead of the upcoming football season. Thursday gave us our first idea of what the signage will look like.
Another game day fan enhancement is at the concession stand. The Jags now have $5 “classics”- hot dogs, fries, nachos, pretzels, and soft drinks. Last season, if you bought one of each, it cost you $32. Now, that would run you $25.
The tarps will not be back for the 2018 season. Team leadership says it’s a big win for the team psychologically to not have to tent off 3,500 seats, and they also recognized during the home playoff game when the venue was sold out, that it gives them an incredible home field advantage to have that full stadium rocking.