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South - Jacksonville Jaguars
- Alltel Stadium
One ALLTEL Stadium Place
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Name: Alltel Stadium
Home Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
PLAYING SURFACE: GRASS
YEAR OPENED: 1995
When the Jacksonville Jaguars played their first
game at Alltel Stadium in 1995, they became the
first team to play in a new stadium in the 1990's.
In 1990, the NFL announced that it would expand
to 30 teams by the start of the 1995 season. Hoping
to be awarded a franchise, the Jacksonville City
Council voted to commit $60 million to renovate
the Gator Bowl, contingent upon the city being awarded
an expansion football team.
In November 1993, the NFL awarded Jacksonville
a franchise. Instead of renovating the Gator Bowl,
the city decided to demolish 90 percent of the stadium
and construct a new one on the same site. Completed
in just 19.5 months, the stadium was completed by
opening day 1995.
Originally named Jacksonville Municipal Stadium,
the Jaguars played their first game at the stadium
on August 18, 1995. The stadium consists of over
70,000 blue seats. Two, two tier grandstands of
seats are located on both sides of the playing field.
The lower deck circles the entire playing field.
Two 60-by-156-foot video/scoreboards are located
at both ends of the stadium. In 1997, Alltel Communications
purchased the naming rights to the stadium, thus
getting its present day name, Alltel Stadium. The
stadium has many amenities including 10,000 club
seats and two Touchdown Clubs that provide more
than 65,000 square feet of air-conditioned comfort
with a variety of food and beverage selections.
Alltel Stadium hosts many other events other than
Jaguars games, including the Gator Bowl and concerts.
It also hosted the 2005 SuperBowl.
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Opened: August 18, 1995
Cost: $134 Million
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