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Encyclopedia > Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Location 1 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium Place
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Broke ground 1994
Opened August 18, 1995
Owner City of Jacksonville
Operator Spectacor Management Group
Surface Grass
Construction cost $121 million (1995 Renovation)
Architect HOK Sport (1995 Renovation)
Former names Alltel Stadium (1997-2007)
Tenants
Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) (1995-Present)
Gator Bowl (NCAA) (1996-Present)
ACC Championship Game (NCAA) (2005-present)
The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party (College Football) (1995-present)
Capacity
67,164 (Jacksonville Jaguars games)
76,877 (Normal configuration)
84,000 (College football/Super Bowl games)

Jacksonville Municipal Stadium is a football stadium located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida next to the St. Johns River. It is the home stadium facility of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise. The stadium sits on 10 acres (40,000 m²) of land and originally had a capacity of 73,000. Expansions over the next decade have brought capacity to 76,877. “Jacksonville” redirects here. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... “Jacksonville” redirects here. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... HOK Sport + Venue + Event, a division of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, is an architectural practice specializing in the design of public assembly spaces and planning of major special events. ... Alltel (NYSE: AT) is an American telecommunications company with headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002... NFL redirects here. ... The Toyota Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The ACC Championship Game is a football game held by the Atlantic Coast Conference each year. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party is a common name for the annual college football game between the University of Florida Gators and the University of Georgia Bulldogs, one of the great rivalries in college football; it is officially known as the Georgia-Florida/Florida-Georgia Game (switching every... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... “Jacksonville” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... The St. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002... NFL redirects here. ...


Municipal Stadium is used primarily as a football facility but does host other events including monster truck shows and concerts. It is also well-known for hosting college football, including "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" each year between Florida and Georgia. The stadium is also the site of the annual Gator Bowl which currently pits teams from the Big East and Atlantic Coast Conference. In December 2005, the stadium hosted the inaugural ACC football championship game. A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party is a common name for the annual college football game between the University of Florida Gators and the University of Georgia Bulldogs, one of the great rivalries in college football; it is officially known as the Georgia-Florida/Florida-Georgia Game (switching every... The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The Toyota Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... Florida State and Virginia Tech face off in the inaugural ACC title game in 2005 The ACC football championship game is a football game held by the Atlantic Coast Conference each year to determine its champion. ...


The stadium, formerly known as Alltel Stadium, was built on the foundation of the former Gator Bowl Stadium. Construction started January 3, 1994 and the new stadium opened on August 18, 1995. Total construction time was under 20 months and total cost was $134 million, $60 million of which was provided by the city of Jacksonville. The new stadium retained the west upper deck of the old Gator Bowl, which had been added in 1982. Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Florida, 1961. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


Municipal Stadium's opening day was also the home debut of the Jaguars during the 1995 NFL season. It was the first time that an expansion NFL team had played its first game in a brand new stadium. In 1997, the stadium changed its name to Alltel Stadium after naming rights were acquired by Alltel, a telecommunications company best known as a wireless carrier. The name Alltel Stadium stopped being used by the city after January 2007 when the contract expired. Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... Alltel (NYSE: AT) is an American telecommunications company with headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... “Cell Phone” redirects here. ...


In 2005, the stadium hosted Super Bowl XXXIX in which the New England Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21. In 2003 and 2004, $47 million in improvements to the stadium were implemented to prepare for the Super Bowl. These improvements included the addition of a unique sports bar in the south end zone called the "Bud Zone", a larger and wider scoreboard display, escalators in the north and south end zone, and a new "terrace suite" right above the "Bud Zone" in the south endzone. Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Prior to the 2005 season, mainly due to low attendance figures and looming blackouts, team officials installed a series of tarps to reduce the seating capacity for Jaguars games. The covers were placed to block out 7 sections in the upper north endzone and 4 in each upper deck section, located on the corners of each. This put 9,713 seats out of service, and the Jaguars have not had a game blacked out since. Per NFL policy, the tarps have to stay on even during playoff games.


For the Super Bowl, Florida-Georgia Game, and occasionally the Gator Bowl, temporary bleachers are put up in the South Endzone and the tarps are removed, raising capacity to over 84,000.


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Coordinates: 30°19′26.13″N, 81°38′14.48″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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