By JAY GRAY @ September 10, 2010 7:19 AM
Lots of Free stuff going on this weekend to celebrate the start of the Jags 16th season.
EverBank will host the “Get Your Teal On” Pep Rallyat the south side of St. Johns Town Center (near Dick’s Sporting Goods) today, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The free rally will feature participation by three Jaguars players – 2010 first-round draft pick Tyson Alualu, defensive lineman Terrance Knighton and linebacker Kirk Morrison.
The event will also include competitions for the best-dressed Jaguars fans, members of the Jaguars’ ROAR and the D-Line, temporary tattoo artists, tailgate games and snacks.
All Jaguars fans are invited to attend the Pep Rally.
In addition to todays Pep Rally, EverBank has been hosting a number of kickoff events including:
JAGUARS CROSSWALKS:On Friday morning and afternoon, a dozen high-traffic crosswalks in Jacksonville will be turned into EverBank Field-branded locations, where EverBank ambassadors will hand out mini footballs to the public. The crosswalks include one at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Roselle Street outside EverBank’s corporate headquarters and one at Independent Drive and Hogan Street near the Jacksonville Landing.
EVERBANK FIELD LOGO INTRODUCTION:On Sunday, September 12, at the Jaguars’ season opener, the Jaguars will introduce the EverBank Field logo to fans during pregame activities. The same day, fans will see the first EverBank Field signs installed since EverBank and the Jaguars announced a multi-year strategic partnership that includes the naming rights to EverBank Field.
Sunday Teal Town, presented by PRI productions, is a fully interactive pregame tailgate area which provides FREE entry to all fans and opens three hours prior to each home game kickoff. Teal Town is located off Gator Bowl Boulevard, on the south side of EverBank Field, just south of the Pepsi Plaza. Fans can gain free entry through the Teal Town gates to the East and West of the new entertainment zone on the south end of parking lots D and J.
Prior to each Jaguars home game, Teal Town will feature live bands, a large LED screen, interactive and inflatable games, football drills, face painting, as well as discounted concessions, including $2 draft beers.
Teal Town also features appearances from The ROAR and Jaxson de Ville, performances by the D-Line and t-shirt giveaways from the Jax Pack.
This Sunday’s Teal Town entertainment stars The Dave Matthews Tribute Band. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. with the pregame party winding down 30 minutes prior to kickoff to allow fans to get to their seats in time for kickoff.