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USA: Sports and Attractions near EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida, is the largest city in the contiguous United States and is made up of more than 500 neighbourhoods. Downtown Jacksonville is made up of even smaller districts, one of which is the Stadium District. Here you’ll find numerous attractions to enjoy and many fantastic hotels near EverBank FieldĀ where you canĀ stay during your trip. If sport is your thing, then this area of Jacksonville is ideal for you. It’s also a great area to base yourself if you want to explore further afield.

EverBank Field

The main attraction in downtown Jacksonville is EverBank Field, whichĀ is anĀ American footballĀ stadium. It’s the home of theĀ Jacksonville Jaguars,Ā who play in theĀ National Football LeagueĀ (NFL). EverBank Field was opened on 18 August 1995, but the area has been home to football fields sinceĀ the early 20th century. With a standard capacity ofĀ 67,246, which can expand to 82,000, the stadium comes alive on game days. With the annualĀ Florida vs. Georgia game, a game between theĀ University of FloridaĀ and theĀ University of Georgia, andĀ a post-season collegeĀ bowl game held annually, EverBank Field is very popular indeed.

Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Image via Flickr by Joe Shlabotnic

TheĀ Baseball Grounds of JacksonvilleĀ is aĀ baseball parkĀ that’s home to theĀ Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball teamĀ and Jacksonville Armada FC. The baseball park opened on 4 AprilĀ 2003 at a cost ofĀ $34 million and has a capacity of 11,000.

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

TheĀ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial ArenaĀ is a 15,000-seat, multipurposeĀ arenaĀ that opened on 28 November 2003. Since its opening, the arena has heldĀ basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, and indoor footballĀ games,Ā along with a number of concerts. It can hold a maximum of 15,000 people.

Daily’s Place Amphitheater

Daily’s PlaceĀ is an indoor amphitheater andĀ is connected to EverBank Field. This is where theĀ Jacksonville Jaguars hold their indoor practice. It opened in May 2017 at a cost ofĀ $44.8 million and seats 5,500 spectators. The amphitheater also hosts a number of pop and rock concerts throughout the year.

Metropolitan Park

waterfront Jacksonville
Image via Flickr by RobBixbyPhotography

If sport isn’t really your thing, then Metropolitan ParkĀ is the place for you. It is a 32-acre park and concert venue located on the shore ofĀ St. Johns River.Ā There’s something here for all the family, includingĀ an exhibition mall, a playground, and a picnic areas. It’s also home to the annualĀ Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the World of Nations Celebration, the Spring Music Festival, and a fireworks display on the Fourth of July.

It’s easy to see that the Stadium District is exactly that, with stadium after stadium where you can enjoy a whole host of sporting events. It’s also a great place to watch a concert or just spend time with the family on the waterfront. Why not book your next trip to Jacksonville and see what else it has to offer?

  • Image viaĀ FlickrĀ by Joe Shlabotnik
  • We were happy to write this post in collaboration with InterContinental Hotels Group.

 

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