Jacksonville Jaguars plan to fill TIAA Bank Field this season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars hope to return to full capacity at TIAA Bank Field for the 2021 season, the team announced Tuesday.

In a news release from the Jaguars, the team said they have received eight times the number of new deposits typically made during the traditional sales cycle. With the increase in sales, the team is hoping to return to full capacity new season as more people get the COVID-19 vaccine.

New hope and excitement have surrounded the team since Urban Meyer was announced as head coach, and the team securing the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft -- which will likely be Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence. This new hope, along with an increase in vaccinated individuals, means possibly more fans at TIAA Bank this season.

The team said it is starting a new campaign Tuesday: 2021 ticket holders will have first chance to secure an ownership stake in the new era of Jaguars football.

Existing ticket holders, including those that paused their account in 2020, will be able to renew notice through email. These ticket holders have until April 9 to renew before those tickets are released to be ticket buyers.

The Jaguars said “average renewal season ticket price will increase 7.2 percent in 2021; however, two-thirds of all seats up for renewal will see a price increase of $4 or less per game.” Past season ticket holders also receive loyalty pricing, the team said.

“After this past year, I think we all have a newfound appreciation for the collective emotion you can only experience as part of a live sporting event crowd,” Chad Johnson, Jaguars senior vice president of sales and service and chief content officer, said in the news release. “As we kick off season ticket renewals, the health and safety of our fans, stadium employees and team remain a top priority. We’re executing a plan to reunite and rally around Jaguars football this fall, and, as we did in 2020, we will continue to work alongside local government and medical experts to ensure we’re doing what’s best for our community.”

TIAA Bank will still follow safety measures at the stadium, including, mobile ticket scanning, cashless concession, mobile ordering, and enhanced sanitization procedure.

The Jaguars also said that the team does not currently have an agreement with the league to play a home game in London. If the team is asked to play a home game in London in 2021, season ticket holders will receive credit on their accounts.

Following the renewal period for existing season ticket holders, deposit holders will then have the opportunity to select their seat locations followed by new buyers.

Single game tickets are expected to go on sale later this spring once the NFL releases the final 2021 schedule. In addition to their AFC South division rivals, the Jaguars’ 2021 regular season home schedule include the Bills, Dolphins, Cardinals, 49ers and Broncos.

Fans that would like to renew their memberships or become a season ticketholder can click HERE or call 904-633-2000.

The Jaguars told Action News Jax that they have not determined if masks will be a requirement or not. You can read the full statement below.

“It’s a great question and that’s still be determined. Final decisions on masks won’t be made until much closer to the season. It’s a decision that will be made on conjunction with the NFL and state and local government.

The other enhanced safety protocols that will remain are things we invested in last year - increased entry points to reduce lines, touch-less ticket scanners, mobile food ordering, etc. All of that will continue for the safety of our guests regardless of what happens with Covid.”

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