Jacksonville Jaguars 3,000 Season Tickets Short of Avoiding Blackouts
Consider the Jacksonville Jaguars' season-ticket situation among the important group, which is why news that the team must sell 3,000 season ticket to avoid regular-season blackouts was huge.
"We're getting there slowly but surely," Jaguars Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Macky Weaver told Tania Ganguli and Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.
The Jaguars plan to lift the blackout for their preseason home opener against Miami on Saturday and plan to do the same for their other preseason home game against Atlanta.
The attendance and accompanying blackouts have been a major story around the Jaguars throughout the off-season, with the team and community making a concerted push to sell enough season tickets to lift the local television blackouts this season. The Jaguars open the regular season at home against the Denver Broncos on September 12. As Stellino and Ganguli note, a sellout is possible that week because of the potential presence of Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who played at the University of Florida and Northeast Florida's Nease High School.
The Jaguars have had 25 blackouts since 2001, including seven last season.
In other Jaguars news, defensive tackle Tyson Alualu, the team's first-round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, missed practice after missing the preseason opener.