The Jaguars report that the team has never seen such interest in season tickets.
JACKSONVILLE, FL – Excitement and suspense mount on the first coast as former Buckeye football coach Urban Mayer arrives in Jacksonville. Or, if you were to look at it another way, ex-football coach Gators is returning to Florida.
This is on top of Jaguars that got first pick in this year’s NFL draft, and is already showing a bump in merchandise and ticket sales.
“Urban Meyer will be Jacksonville’s savior. Matthew Smith said Urban here in Jacksonville would have Trevor Lawrence if I had anything to do with him.”
Matthew Smith owns Sports Mania in Jacksonville Beach and is already ordering special merchandise with the announcement of Meyer as Jaguar’s new head coach.
“We’ve already started selling a T-shirt that says ‘Uuuuuurban’. It’s a bunch of you and kind of play on the extended Jacksonville Duuuuuuval. This one is for sale on our website now. We started taking orders around 1:30 a.m. last night.”
“You can hear our phones ringing off the hook. They’re ringing literally, and that’s the exciting part of it,” said Christ Garjani.
Chris Garjani, vice president of sales and service at Team Jags, says he has never seen this level of interest in tickets since the Big Cats went to the AFC Championship match.
“The excitement and interest are probably ever at its peak, frankly,” Garjani said. “Compared to last year at this time, we’re probably nine or ten times where we sat with season ticket deposits.”
Garjani says the team is currently studying whether the increased interest could lead to higher ticket prices.
“This is really part of the year, if we want to evaluate budgets, be it revenues or expenditures, and these things will pay off in time to put them to our current season ticket members in late February or early March,” Jarjani said.
Jaguar hopes to be in full swing for matches at home next season, with high hopes and high expectations for what is to come.