The historic first home Jaguars playoff game in 18 years will take place Sunday against Buffalo at 1 p.m. And, Jags owner Shad Khan is making sure that some causes and organizations in the North Florida community get the experience of lifetime.
On Wednesday, the Jaguars and Khan announced they will donate 2,500 of the toughest tickets to get for a Jaguars game since Mark Brunell was slinging passes to Jimmy Smith and Kennan McCardell in the late 90’s.
Per the club’s release, the Jags will donate 500 tickets to refugees from around the world who are living in Northeast Florida and are being aided by an organization called Lutheran Social Services. Also, Khan has given 500 more tickets to Puerto Rican refugees in the Jacksonville and Orlando areas displaced by last fall’s devastating Hurricane Maria. The team used the help of First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Latino Leadership, Inc., of Orlando, to select the recipients.
Khan’s said about those donations, “The Jaguars’ first home playoff appearance in very long time is an event that should be shared with as many people as possible, across all spectrums, who call Jacksonville their home.” He continued, “Hopefully the experience on Sunday will give our guests a well-deserved break from what can be severe challenges in their daily lives, and if we can give them a victory on the field, it will make for a perfect day.”
Finally, another 1,500 tickets are being made available to retired and active military and their families at a bargain reduced price of $20 each through the Greater Jacksonville Area USO.
There is a massive active and retired military demographic in the Jacksonville market, and the Jags have been actively involved in donating free and offering discounted tickets for years.
As, we wrote earlier this week, the Jaguars AFC Wildcard game is still the most popular and in demand ticket on StubHub, of the four games being played this weekend. The latest check still shows that the cheapest ticket on their site to get in Everbank Field is more than three times what it is for the Kansas City, L.A. and New Orleans home games.
Meaning, what Khan and the team are doing with the donations and the discounts is even more cool.
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