Moving to Los Angeles? Jacksonville Jaguars Bridled by Ill-Advised Lease

May 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If an NFL franchise has ever suffered from Stockholm syndrome, it's the Jaguars.
This year, the team's "bold" goal is to sell enough season tickets to fill Jacksonville Municipal Stadium's general bowl and avoid TV blackouts—you know, like a real NFL team.
The Jaguars' official website features a fuel gauge to measure their progress toward that goal. With just over three months until Jacksonville's first preseason game, it's between half and three-quarters full.
"You are the fuel!" the gauge proclaims.
This, even as upper-deck tarps block the sale of almost 10,000 seats per game to lower the Jaguars' blackout number, since the people of Jacksonville aren't exactly rushing to fill them. Last season, seven of the team's eight home games failed to sell out.
To sell out the eighth, Jacksonville's home finale against AFC South rival Indianapolis on a Thursday night—in the thick of playoff contention, no less—the Jaguars had to throw a free party ou...

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