After dominating the Texans last week in Houston, the Jaguars return to Duval for their week 2 match up against the Tennessee Titans. Do you have your tickets? Downtown Vision has your cheat sheet to celebrate your Sunday Funday with the Jags.
Preparing for the Game
Game day gear:
Wolf & Cub | 205 N. Laura St.
Wolf & Cub has a unique and affordable selection of game day shirts and accessories. You can’t find these gems anywhere else in Jacksonville so you can be sure that you and your tailgate buddies won’t show up in the same outfits. They are open Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Check out their instagram here.
Sports Mania | 2 Independent Dr.
Sports Mania at the Jacksonville Landing is the best spot in #DTJax for officially licensed Jags gear. They carry everything from koozies to hats, jerseys, dri-fits, polos, and more. They have a wide range of sizes and fits including gear for the kids! Visit their Facebook for more photos and information here.
Manifest Distilling | 960 E. Forsyth St. | More info
Manifest is is downtown Jacksonville’s only full-scale distillery, located in the heart of the Sports District. It is your go-to for delicious and locally made gin, vodka and bourbon. Most importantly though, they sell Tailgate Cocktail Kits which feature a bottle of liquor and all of the mixers you’ll need to make the fanciest and tastiest drinks at the tailgate.
Happy Landing | 2 Independent Dr. | More info
Need to pick up a few different things? Make a pit stop at Happy Landing and the Jacksonville Landing. Happy Landing is Downtown’s only liquor store offering a variety of wine, beer, liquor, cigarettes and cigars. They’re also well-known for their reasonable prices.
Parking & Transportation
Get to game day your way! Carpool with the gang, catch a ride or arrive by water – whatever floats your boat, #DTJax has you covered.
If you’re driving:
There is no shortage of parking around EverBank Field but if you would like to make sure there is a guaranteed spot close to the stadium, your best bet is to purchase a parking pass ahead of time. This eliminates the uncertainty of parking prices and availability on game day. To purchase a parking pass ahead of time, please contact the Jaguars Ticket Office: (904) 633-2000.
If you are a season ticket holder, parking is already reserved for you in lots A, C, D, E, F, J, K, M, N, P, and R.
Wingin’ it? There are plenty of independent lots around the stadium that pop up on game day that do not require a pre-purchased parking pass. If you plan on parking in one of these lots, make sure you bring cash, almost none of these lots accept any other form of payment. It is a good idea to ask if the lot will be guarded and if it is well-lit (if you’re attending a night game).
Regardless of where you decide to park, here are a few game day tips to keep in mind:
– Don’t forget to display your ticket or pass on your dash or wherever that lot specifies. It’s easy to forget and walk into the stadium with it!
– Do not leave valuables in your car.
– If you are tailgating around your car, please be sure to pick up any trash before you head into the game. We love our beautiful Sports Complex!
Check out the stadium’s parking FAQs and a parking map here.
If you want to catch a ride:
Taxis & ride-sharing:
Can’t decide on a designated driver? Don’t want to deal with parking? Catch a ride in! There are several convenient taxi and car service options that serve the Downtown area. You can find a list of them here.
JEA’s Gameday XPRESS & tailgate:
If you have a large group of friends that wants to ride together, you’re weary of taxi prices on game day or you just want to ride out with a ton of other Jags fans, catch JEA’s Gameday XPRESS. For just $8 (or $55 for the season) roundtrip, you can ride in an air conditioned bus full of other game-day-goers to the stadium. Gameday XPRESS even holds their own tailgate party which is included in your $8 ticket! Find the schedule and purchase tickets here.
Make it an adventure – arrive by water:
EverBank Field is unique, not just for the larger-than-life video boards or the swimming pools, but also because it is one of the few NFL stadiums within walking distance to a river! Arrive to the Jags game in true River City fashion on the St. John’s River Taxi. Tickets are just $10 roundtrip or $20 if you want to make unlimited stops throughout the day. Service begins at 11 a.m. (or 3 hours before kickoff, whichever is earlier) and continues running after the game ends until metro docks are clear. The Game Day River Taxi service stops at:
- The Jacksonville Landing
- Friendship Fountain
- The Doubletree Jacksonville Riverfront
- Lexington Hotel & Conference Center
- Metro Park (EverBank Field)
- Arena Dock
Game day tickets are cash only and can be purchased at the boat on game day. Coolers and strollers permitted. Find more info here.
There is so much to see, do and explore in #DTJax. We have an entire directory of restaurants, bars, and venues. Plan out your Sunday, find everything you need here.
The Elbow is Downtown Jacksonville’s Entertainment District. Made up of 23 venues, bars and restaurants, there’s plenty to do, see and experience. Whether you want to keep the party going or just grab a bite to eat after the game, The Elbow has something for everyone. Find a helpful map and guide to the area here.