Jacksonville is an oasis for athletes and sports fans.
Jax’s got game! Whether you are looking to be active yourself or to cheer on our local teams, this city provides a range of experiences.
Whether you are following your team into town, or visiting to experience one of our own, Jacksonville’s sports scene is a must for any true fanatic. From NFL Football, to indoor football, college football, minor league baseball, professional surfing, competitive fishing, basketball, hockey and soccer, we have every team to get your cheering fix on. Not your team? Not a problem! In Jacksonville, our fan base is so passionate we guarantee you will be cheering for the home team in no time.
The Sports Complex in Downtown Jacksonville is home to TIAA Bank Field, voted one of the Top Fan Experiences in the NFL with two swimming pools, cabanas, live DJs, VIP Suites, and great food options.121 Financial Ballpark and the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena are the two other premier sporting venues in the city. And because we want you to keep it local while in Jax, you can tailgate before your game while enjoying local food, craft beer and spirits at Intuition Ale Works and Manifest Distilling, both located inside the Sports Complex.
Pro Sports Teams & Events in Jacksonville
Northeast Florida is rich with sports tradition.
Don’t miss the excitement of a Jacksonville Jaguars NFL home game, or take the whole family to see the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp play baseball. How about a hockey game, or a rugby match, or maybe a basketball tournament? We also host some very high profile events like the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Florida-Georgia Football Game and THE PLAYERS Championship. There is a team for every season and always a game to watch in Jax!
With a talent for tailgating and a passion for all sports, local residents have honed the art of the sports celebration and welcome visitors to partake in the fun. While football remains the undisputed king, Jacksonville expresses a love for the game - any game - with equal enthusiasm.
Check out our events calendar for all sporting events in our area.
NFL in Jax: Let’s Roar!
The Jacksonville Jaguars experience is unlike any other in the NFL, the Jags fans are passionate and know how to tailgate! You’ll have just as much fun outside the stadium before the game as you will inside. Follow your team to Jax or come and become a Jags fan for the day, sample our local foods, drinks our local beer, join in on the local cheers (DUUUUVAAAALLL), and maybe take a dip in the pools inside the stadium. The Jacksonville Jaguars have some of the lowest tickets prices in the NFL.
Jacksonville plays host to two major college sporting events each year, one in the fall and one in the winter, and both are more than worth the trip! The iconic Florida vs. Georgia Football Rivalry has been taking place in our city since 1933 bringing together two passionate fan bases and thousands of college football lovers to our city. Equally exciting, every New Year weekend for the past 70 years, The TaxSlayer Bowl brings the top of the SEC, the Big Ten Conference and the Atlantic Conference into Jacksonville for an unforgettable game and celebration to kick off the new year!
Jacksonville has more shoreline than any other Florida destination, making us the spot to visit for anglers looking to reel in their next big catch and surfers wanting to tame a wild wave. Try out some of the unique water sports in Jacksonville.Surfing competitions take place all year long in our beaches and include the Florida Surfing Championships and the Super Grom Festival. See why Jacksonville has West Coast Vibes on the East Coast. If competitive fishing is your game, then Jacksonville offers a wide variety of tournaments throughout year including the El Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament in March, and the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament in July.
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