Jacksonville Municipal Stadium Jacksonville, FL

Stadium Review
History
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium opened on August 18, 1995 with a pre-season game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and St. Louis Rams. The first regular season NFL game took place on September 3, 1995. The stadium hosted the AFC Championship game on January 23, 2000 between the Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

Annual events that occur at the stadium are the Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic and the Gator Bowl.

In the past, the stadium (then called Alltel Stadium) hosted Super Bowl XXXIX easily the biggest event to take place there. In addition, the stadium hosted the ACC Championship Game from 2005 to 2007.

Directions
There are many routes to the stadium. These are the most common:

Driving I-95 South: Exit at Main St. and cross the Main Street Bridge. Exit at Ocean St. and turn right onto Union St. Follow the signs to the stadium.
Driving I-95 North: Exit at Union St. (left side exit). Stay on Union St. until you get to the Coliseum / A. Phillip Randolph exit. Turn right on A. Phillip Randolph Blvd. Turn left on Duval St. The stadium will be on your right.
Driving on the Arlington Expressway from the beaches: Take either the Stadium (Sports Complex) exit or the Veterans Memorial Arena / Florida Ave. exit and follow the signs to the stadium.
Alternate route: Take I-95 North to Forsyth Street (Sports Complex) exit. Turn right onto Liberty St, then left onto Bay St. Follow signs to the stadium.

Parking
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium parking lot contains 6,604 parking places. There are some additional parking lots that are cheaper within walking distance. These independent lots will save you time sitting in traffic when leaving at the end of the game.

Location of Ticket Scalpers
As with most stadiums, most ticket scalpers are located as you get closer to the stadium.

Teams
Recommended Restaurants
A. Bistro Aix 1440 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207, (904) 398-1949
B. BB's-Bistro Biscottis 1019 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207, (904) 306-0100
C. Chew Restaurant 117 West Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, (904) 355-3793
D. Chart House Restaurant 1501 River Bend Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207, (904) 398-3353
Hate recommending a chain but this one seems worth it given the view.
E. Wine Cellar 1314 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207, (904) 398-8989
F. Burrito Gallery 21 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, (904) 598-2922
G. River City Brewing Co 835 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207, (904) 398-2299
Recommended Bars
H. Tailgate Bar & Grill 441 Haines Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, (904) 356-0222

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