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My Jacksonville Experience!!!

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by BOLTS4LIFE, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    It was a great trip despite of the Chargers loss.
    The flight delays sucked too but a Chargers win would have helped that situation.


    Anyway...
    Across from the stadium is a huge park and river.
    On Saturday, there was a concert at that park known a "Planet Fest."
    A lot of cool bands such as "Drowning Pool," "Finger 11," "Seether," etc. played there.
    My buddy had a booth there and was promoting his tattoo shop. So I got in for free. Not to mention, we could keep coolers under the table. So we drank our own beer. It was a great time!!

    On Sunday...
    The tailgating of course doesn't compare to Qualcomm but we made the most of it.

    The Stadium
    The Jacksonville Stadium is Amazing!!!
    My seats weren't the best. In fact, they were nose bleed but the view was great. Not a single obstructed view anywhere.
    You could drive a truck through the walkways!!! Very spacious.

    At second half, we went to the "Bud Zone." Very fun time. Standing room but a great view.
    The views outside of the stadium were great too. You can see the park, lake and city.
    One negative... No TVs in the walk ways.

    The Fans
    Very cool. I got nothing worse than "Boo," "Chargers Suck," "You're wearing the wrong jersey."
    I was the ONLY Chargers fan at the "Bud Zone." They were asking me if I'm enjoying my stay in Jacksonville and encouraging me to visit again.
    Two of them even bought me a beer!!!
    They asked if I wanted a beer. I was about to hand them cash and they said "Don't worry about it."
     
  2. PhillyChargerFan

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    COOL!!! :icon_toast:
     
  3. RM24

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    Nice post bolts4life. I'm glad Jax fans weren't too obnoxious like Faider Fan always is. Sounds like a nice stadium. Man, if Jax can get a Stadium like that WE should be able to! Great report.
     
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    I've also heard that it is a nice stadium, but the Jags have had trouble selling out games to lift the local blackout. I know this has happened at least twice this season.
     
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    Sounds fun, glad you guys had a good time. Too bad the Bolts couldn't have cooperated with a W.
     
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    They did but it's way bigger than Qualcomm.
     
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    What's capacity? 74-75k?
     
  8. BOLTS4LIFE

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    That's what I was told.
    I was also told that the Jacksonville fans are kind of fickle.
    Same thing we suffer here if we're not winning.
    Most would rather go to the beach than see a bad team.

    But they were passionate on Sunday!!!
     
  9. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Oh.
    Another thing I got from the fans was "Why the **** did you guys fire Marty?!!!"
     
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    You sure you didn't make that part up?


    :icon_rofl:
     
  11. BOLTS4LIFE

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    Nope.
     
  12. vegasboy

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    I went to the game also and was impressed with the stadium as well. Less impressed with the city.

    The parking sucked. It was in small lots in the warehouse district.

    As for the fans, most were not bad. A lot of "west coast sucks" but most fans were OK. Maybe because they kicked our butts up and down the field.

    Only had one bad experience when 2 drunk guys kept calling me an fing Mexican and saying go back to San Diego/Mexico. People in the crowd told them to zip it and security showed up.

    Other than that not a bad experience. Not much to do in Jacksonville though. We drove up from Orlando and were not sad to leave J Ville.

    The stadium is nice though. Can't help but wonder if a backwards town like Jacksonville can build a great stadium, why can't San Diego get it done?:unsure::icon_huh:
     
  13. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    You should have told them that AJ felt compelled to keep Norv off the street.:bolt:
     
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    Dont forget Menissee, and Quailtucky...
     
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    :hilarious: :hilarious: :hilarious: :hilarious:
     
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    Well that's deffinetly not cool!!!! :icon_evil:
    Bashing you for being a fan of the opposing team is one thing but for your nationality... WTF?!!!! :icon_evil:
    Though it's good that the rest of the fans told them to knock it off!!!


    I liked the city. Wasn't one of my favorites but I liked it.
    I got my picture taken in front of Ronnie Van Zant's tomb.
    I'll post it when my buddy gets it to me.

    Funny story... people used to leave bottles of whiskey and joints at his grave as gifts. But kids heard about it and would go snag the gifts.
    That's why it's closed at night. :lol:
     

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