Steven Wright News: Regular Season and Preseason Updates
EverBank Field, as it has been known since 2010, has been the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars even when the stadium was named Jacksonville Municipal Stadium and Alltel Stadium. The Field opened in 1995 to accommodate the NFL expansion. In an incredibly short span of 19 months, the city demolished old Gator Bowl Stadium and in its place put Jacksonville Municipal Stadium into duty. The newly created Jaguars rolled into town and were greeted with a state of the art stadium. EverBank Field has seen its fair share of highs and lows over its nearly two decade history. The stadium has been home to many playoff games over the years, including the hosting the AFC Championship game in 1999. The stadium is also the home to the annual Gator Bowl, one of the more storied and longest running bowl games in NCAA Football history. The stadium's shining moment came in 2005 when it hosted Super Bowl XXXIX.Speaking of the Super Bowl, that was when EverBank Field received a $63 million facelift in preparation for the event. New bars, convenient elevators and new scoreboards and monitors were added to give the stadium a more modern and refreshed feature list in terms of functionality and looks. Shortly across the stadium, the old practice fields have been converted into a 400,000 square foot entertainment zone called Pepsi Plaza. On game days, Pepsi Plaza is a lively area for pre and postgame entertainment. On any given Sunday during the season, you can bet EverBank Field will put on a good show.