The first matchup between the Jaguars and then Houston Oilers took place in 1995 when the Oilers took down the Jaguars 10-3. During the 1999 season, the rivalry between these two teams intensified with the Titans handing the Jaguars their only three losses of the season including a 33-14 loss in the AFC Championship game.
The Colts have been the dominant team in the AFC South since its inception in 2002, which means that everyone in the division is gunning for them. The Jaguars will look to knock the Colts off their AFC South perch in the coming years.
The Jaguars and Texans have been rivals since 2002 when the Houston entered the league. The two teams have been in the same division for the entirety of Houston’s existence, which has led to the teams becoming quite familiar with each other over the years.
While the Jags and their fellow Florida teams may not have a lot of animosity between them there is a fairly friendly rivalry between the fans as in-state bragging rights are on the line when these teams meet. One of the most famous games between the Jags and Fins occurred in the 1999 NFL playoffs when the Jaguars crushed the Dolphins 62-7 in what would be Dan Marino’s final game.
Jaguars Tailgate Guide
Southern friendliness plays a big role in providing a welcoming atmospheres at a Jaguars tailgate. There are a true family and community vibe that surrounds the area, which comes from the trademark southern hospitality. People love engaging with one another, and exchanging beer and food as they make conversations.
Not only are the people grilling the usual brats, dogs, and burgers, but since Jacksonville is right on the ocean, people bring out excellent seafood to share. They sometimes have nationally ranked anglers that come in and have famous shrimp and crawfish boils, and boils create even more of a social experience.
It’s not just the Jaguars fans that create a pleasurable tailgating experience in Jacksonville. The beautiful Florida weather means that no matter when you make the trip to Jacksonville it’ll be a nice day to take in the sights and sounds of a Jags tailgate. Throw on the sunblock for those of you who burn quickly and head on down to Jacksonville for a day of fun in the sun grilling up some burgers and throwing back a few beers.
You’ll love your visit to Jacksonville where the friendly people, great food, and excellent climate culminate in a great day of tailgating.
Before every game the Jaguars walk through the Sea Best Cool Zone as the fans line up and cheer them on. This is a great experience that gives fans the chance to get up close and personal with their favorite Jaguars.
If you’re bringing a group of up to 20 people and want a luxury tailgating experience, the Jaguar Cabanas can be purchased for a private, premium experience. Bud and Bud Light on tap, customizable menus, and game day tickets are all included in the package meaning you can’t go wrong renting out one of these premium tailgate spots.
Fan Entertainment Zone Pepsi PlazaOpening three hours before kickoff, the Fan Entertainment Zone provides fans with games, food, and music.
Jaguars CabanasIf you’re bringing a group of up to 20 people and want a luxury tailgating experience, the Jaguar Cabanas can be purchased for a private, premium experience. Bud and Bud Light on tap, customizable menus, and game day tickets are all included in the package meaning you can’t go wrong renting out one of these premium tailgate spots.
Tailgaters ParkingIf you’re looking for Jacksonville's premier tailgate experience then look no further than Tailgaters Parking. At Tailgaters you’ll find all the amenities you’re looking for in a tailgate a full bar and grill as well as clean restrooms with attendants.
TIAA Bank Field LotsThe tailgate lots around TIAA Bank Field are the perfect place for those who want to set up their traditional tailgate parties. Check out lots Q and W if you want to see some of the larger and more impressive Jaguars tailgate vehicles.
Jaguars Stadium Guide
The Jaguars are the only major professional sports team in Jacksonville meaning that they are the number one team in the heart of all Jacksonville residents and provide great civic pride win or lose. The fans in Jacksonville are die hard as they cheer hard for their team regardless of the score. Jaguars fans also love to show off their Jaguars pride by wearing the team’s colors of teal and black not only on game days but every day of the week. Don’t worry though if you are coming to a Jags game as an opposing team’s fan as there are a lot of transplants in Jacksonville meaning that there are sure to be plenty of your team’s fans at the game as well.
One of the best things about attending a Jaguars games is the fact that the team is very dedicated to providing a great fan experience. At TIAA Bank Field, you’ll find a wide variety of amenities and other forms of entertainment in addition to just the game on the field. The Jaguars even provide fans multiple places to cool down and escape the Florida heat, which is perfect for those early September games where it can get quite hot.
The excellent fan base and the team’s devoted to the fans make attending a Jaguars game one of the best experiences in the NFL.
The scoreboard found at TIAA Bank Field is amongst the largest in the world and quite a sight to behold. There is no way you could miss it, so whether you like it or not, you’ll for sure be checking out this monstrous scoreboard when taking in a Jaguars game at TIAA Bank Field.
Like a few other stadiums located in warm climates you’ll find a pool at TIAA Bank Field. Hop in for a dip for one of the unique NFL viewing experiences that you’ll find anywhere throughout the country.
Open to any fan with a ticket, this large sports bar, and restaurant has the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the field as well as over 50 TVs to enjoy the game. It opens two hours before the game and is located in the south end zone.
If you need to escape the Florida heat while at a Jags game fear, not as they’ve got you covered with the Sea Best Cool Zone. Located in the south end zone, the Cool Zone features air-conditioned benches, misting fans, and refreshments.
To draw more fans to the games, TIAA Bank Field designed a high-tech fantasy football lounge before the 2013 season. Fans can watch other NFL games and the NFL Red Zone channel to keep up with their league standings while enjoying a bar overlooking the field.
The Wall of Fame located near section 140 is a great way for the Jaguars to show their appreciation towards the fans. If you’re a season ticket holder, make sure to head over to Section 140 and look for your name.
Jaxson de Ville has served as the Jaguars mascot since 1996 and is famous for being one of the wildest and craziest mascots in the league. Some of his most famous antics include streaking and holding up a towel saying, “Towels Carry Ebola” when the Jags played the Steelers. Look out for Jaxson de Ville when attending your next Jags game as he is worth the price of admission alone.
The D-Line has been the official drumline of the Jacksonville Jaguars since 2004. This group of 18 rudimental drummers provides great in-game entertainment and even performs a post game show in the Sea Best Cool Zone.
Following every Jaguars first down the PA announcers says, “that’s another Jacksonville...FIRST Down!”, which is followed by the fans chanting “Move those chains! Move those chains! Move those chains! Move!” while doing the first down motion four times.