Author Topic: Catlett promising "major" CFB game at Everbank in 2016, FSU game in 18/19  (Read 34640 times)

RattlerGator

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Re: Catlett promising "major" CFB game at Everbank in 2016, FSU game in 18/19
« Reply #105 on: November 05, 2016, 08:51:29 AM »
The city clearly had some real misfortune on this game. Notre Dame was always going to be the big draw and they just happen to be in the middle of a very bad year. Ordinarily, they would have packed the place. Not this year.

It happens.

Their bad record has killed the draw, true, but this is a win for Jax. Personally, we've got 9 squids we're housing in our 2BR Springfield space for the weekend who came over from the Panhandle for the game. Plenty of visitors in town who may or may not go to the game. The empty seats won't be a black mark on the city. The weather will be beautiful, there are things to do in town for the visitors -- cool out. All is well.

It is a reminder, though: the game has changed on sporting events. Ticket sales are absolutely not what they used to be. At pro events, or college. SEC fanbases don't travel to away games like they used to, for instance. The world has changed and entertainment options are much, much more diverse and less expensive.

jaxjaguar

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Re: Catlett promising "major" CFB game at Everbank in 2016, FSU game in 18/19
« Reply #106 on: November 05, 2016, 01:00:55 PM »
Wow... The stadium is really empty. The upper decks are completely bare and the lower levels are pretty sparse when the camera zooms in. It's a shame these teams are playing so poorly this season. Hopefully people stick around and check out the new brewery, restaurants, etc

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Re: Catlett promising "major" CFB game at Everbank in 2016, FSU game in 18/19
« Reply #107 on: November 05, 2016, 03:07:50 PM »
Wow... The stadium is really empty. The upper decks are completely bare and the lower levels are pretty sparse when the camera zooms in. It's a shame these teams are playing so poorly this season. Hopefully people stick around and check out the new brewery, restaurants, etc

Navy is actually having a pretty good season, Notre Dame is the team that is terrible this year.

RattlerGator

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Re: Catlett promising "major" CFB game at Everbank in 2016, FSU game in 18/19
« Reply #108 on: November 07, 2016, 06:30:40 PM »
Announced attendance was 50,867. Not bad at all. The Squids we rented to came over from Eglin AFB, loved the stadium and the game, stayed out until 4:30 a.m., and obviously had a great time in Big Duval.

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Re: Catlett promising "major" CFB game at Everbank in 2016, FSU game in 18/19
« Reply #109 on: August 28, 2017, 11:15:49 AM »
It appears that Jacksonville is trying to host the displaced game between BYU & LSU.

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Re: Catlett promising "major" CFB game at Everbank in 2016, FSU game in 18/19
« Reply #110 on: August 28, 2017, 11:37:41 AM »
It appears that Jacksonville is trying to host the displaced game between BYU & LSU.

Orlando and Nashville also it sounds like.

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Re: Catlett promising "major" CFB game at Everbank in 2016, FSU game in 18/19
« Reply #111 on: August 28, 2017, 03:38:12 PM »
Why don't they just play it in Provo? Is LSU too chicken?

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Re: Catlett promising "major" CFB game at Everbank in 2016, FSU game in 18/19
« Reply #112 on: August 28, 2017, 04:36:45 PM »
It appears that Jacksonville is trying to host the displaced game between BYU & LSU.

that would be fun.

copperfiend

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Re: Catlett promising "major" CFB game at Everbank in 2016, FSU game in 18/19
« Reply #113 on: August 29, 2017, 08:14:57 AM »
The game is moved to New Orleans. Kind of surprising considering parts of Louisiana are flooding too.

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Re: Catlett promising "major" CFB game at Everbank in 2016, FSU game in 18/19
« Reply #114 on: August 29, 2017, 09:27:19 AM »
LSU steals another home game.

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Florida State opening their 2019-2020 season at TIAA Bank Field here in Jax.

Should be a press conference tomorrow.

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Against Boise State. Should be fun!

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