The Jaguars joined the NFL in 1995 as an expansion team, and the franchise has had varying levels of success through the team's short history. Jacksonville experienced its most successful seasons early on in its history. After a 4-12 inaugural season, the Jaguars made the playoffs four consecutive seasons from 1996-1999, improving with every season. Jacksonville won the franchise's only two division titles in 1998 and 1999. After the team's success in the late 1990s, the Jaguars regressed, failing to make the post season again until 2005. Jacksonville made the playoffs again in 2007, but has not returned to postseason play since. The Jaguars recorded their worst season in franchise history in 2012, winning just two games in head coach Mike Mularkey's only season at the helm. Jacksonville's ring of honor is called the Pride of the Jaguars. Only two players have been inducted thus far—offensive lineman Tony Boselli and running back Fred Taylor. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Jacksonville Jaguars football tickets.
2013 Jaguars Season Preview
The biggest change made by the Jaguars was the hiring of Gus Bradley as the new head coach. Bradley had spent the past few years as the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks and should bring with him a renewed focus on defense. The rest of Jacksonville's offseason acquisitions highlight the team's new focus on defense. Veterans Marcus Trufant, Roy Miller and Geno Hayes were all signed as free agents to start for Bradley's defense. Through the NFL Draft the team added two more starters in FIU safety Johnathan Cyprien and UConn corner back Dwayne Gratz. The offense will once again hinge on the health of star running back Maurice Jones-Drew. The quarterback position should be filled by third-year man Blaine Gabbert, though his job will be made more difficult by the suspension handed down to No. 1 wide receiver Justin Blackmon that will cost him the first four games of the season. With a renewed focus on defense and a healthy Jones-Drew, the Jaguars should she an improvement on the field in 2013.
Check out our Jacksonville Jaguars Season Preview History page for previews of previous Jaguars seasons.
Jacksonville Jaguars Football at Everbank Field Address: 1 Everbank Field Dr, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202
The Jaguars play their home games at Everbank Field, located in Jacksonville, Florida. The only home the Jaguars have ever known, EverBank Field holds more than 67 thousand screaming fans when filled to capacity. For special events, such as the Super Bowl, EverBank can be expanded to accommodate 82 thousand patrons. Special to the Jaguars' home is the Pride of the Jaguars, where Jacksonville's stars are remembered on the wall at the stadium. The Jacksonville Jaguars home bench is on the Everbank Field sideline with sections 104-115. Everbank Field parking information is covered in our Jaguars event guide.
Jaguars vs. Titans
It is not often that a rivalry in the NFL can extend to the college ranks, but in these two cities, the fan bases hate each other year around. Playing in Gator and Volunteer country has made this rivalry more intense when the NFL teams play against each other two times a season. These two teams have battled it out for division supremacy since 1995 with a playoff meeting mixed in between.
Jaguars vs. Texans
This rivalry has heated up in recent years as players from both teams have spoke up about their hatred for each other. As division opponents, these two teams faceoff twice during the season for the chance to win the AFC South. This matchup always features hard hits and extracurricular activities after the whistle that heightens the intensity to this game.
Jaguars vs. Colts
The first game between these two franchises dates back to 1995, but the rivalry took off when both teams were placed in the same division in 2002 after NFL realignment. Over the years the teams have played in highly competitive games that often left tempers flaring when the play was over. By playing two times a year, the stakes are often at its highest when the teams meet and the rivalry will only continue to get better in the years to come.
Jaguars in the Super Bowl, AFC Championship and in the NFL Playoffs
The Jaguars are still in the infancy stage in NFL circles because they have only been in the league since 1995. However, Jacksonville has managed to make the playoffs 5+ times with multiple division titles. As the organization continues to grow, the Jaguars will only add to their accomplishments in the years to come.
Jacksonville Jaguars Event Guide
When do the gates open for a Jags game at EverBank Field?
EverBank Field gates open 2 hours prior to kickoff for all Jaguars ticket holders. Fans can access the Fan Entertainment Zone 3 hours before kickoff by using the gates in the South Endzone.
What is the best concession food at a Jaguars game at EverBank Field?
Andrew Jackson's BBQ and El Gato Taco are fan favorites that serve local fare. Sea Best offers some amazing fried fish & seafood. The Good Libations Bar or Jack Daniels Party Plaza are the place to go drinks.
What is the best place to eat before a Jaguars home game?
bb's and the River City Brewing Company offer good food & full bar selection a short drive from EverBank Field. Beach Road Chicken Dinners and Jenkins Quality Barbecue are both great local joints. Check out the Burrito Gallery restaurant & bar in downtown Jacksonville for a unique food experience.
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amazing experience!!! We had originally ordered seats in section 131, but was upgraded to section 132 in row H due to the vendor not shipping the right tickets. We got therre a little before 2 pm and was able to get in the gates at 2. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. Our seats were great and we felt so close to the field. We were seated in a section that was mostly Bears fans, so it felt like we were at a home game! October 12, 2012