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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Apr. 18, 201904:26 PM EST

Jaguars State of the Franchise notes: Gator Bowl partnership, Hugh Greene honored

Team expects the Rolling Stones concert to be rescheduled for late summer or fall.
by: Monty Zickuhr Managing Editor

More news from Thursday’s Jacksonville Jaguars State of the Franchise at TIAA Bank Field:

• Lycamobile is expanding its sponsorship of the Jaguars. The Lycamobile patch will be worn on the team’s practice jersey and the company will receive visibility at TIAA Bank Field. London-based Lycamobile offers wireless phone and data plans in 22 countries, including the U.S. 

• The Jaguars will take over ticket sales and back shop operations for the Gator Bowl. Gator Bowl President and CEO Rick Catlett said the partnership will reduce duplication and save money. Catlett said the savings could be used to increase the payouts to teams playing in the game.

• The team expects the Rolling Stones concert to be rescheduled for late summer or fall. Jaguars President Mark Lamping said the concert would be second only to the 2005 Super Bowl for revenue. The concert, planned for April 25, was postponed when lead singer Mick Jagger, 75, required heart surgery. Jagger tweeted April 5 that he is “feeling much better and on the mend.”

• The Jaguars say they rank 27th of 32 NFL teams in local revenue. Lamping said that since the Jaguars debut, of the 32 NFL teams, only Buffalo has not had a full stadium renovation or new stadium under construction. 

• Average ticket revenue is up 8.8% and gross customer spending is up 13.8%. Ticket prices for the Jaguars are now higher than in the team’s first year, when accounting for inflation.

• Daily’s Place is driving revenue for the team. Lamping said 91% of people buying tickets to Bold Events have not bought a Jaguars ticket.

• The Jaguars said it was using the mobile ticketing as a tool to market to fans. Unlike with paper tickets, the team can track who is using its tickets. From the leads generated from the Buffalo playoff game in 2017, the team sold $2.78 million in season tickets.

• The Jaguars honored retiring Baptist Health President and CEO Hugh Greene with a jersey and photo with Jaguars owner Shad Khan and Tom Coughlin, the Jaguars executive vice president of football operations. Baptist Health has been the official health care provider of the Jaguars since 1993.

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