Thursday, October 29, 2009

Orlando Leaders Excited About Jaguars Opportunity

The Jaguars expect to blackout every home game this season. So for the first time ever, Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver acknowledged interest in playing one or two regular season games in Orlando.

"Wouldn't it make sense to play an out of market game to try to energize that fan base?" Weaver said last month.

But the idea faces some hurdles. Chief among them, an aging Citrus Bowl that isn't up to NFL standards, lacking box seats and premium suites.

The Citrus Bowl was built back in 1936. It only held 8,900 people. Over the decades it's gone through a series of expansions. One of the most recent, back in 1989, when the current seating capacity was reached at 70,000 people.

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