Take in a football game or concert with today's top headliners at EverBank Field. The stadium recently underwent a $47 million facelift and is located downtown, next to the St. Johns River. Already, the sports venue is in the history books for breaking attendance records when it hosted Super Bowl XXXIX.
EverBank Field is located in downtown Jacksonville next to the St. Johns River and is the home of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars.
In 2005, the stadium hosted Super Bowl XXXIX with more than 78,000 people in the crowd, it was the biggest audience since 1994. The stadium received a $47 million face lift prior to hosting this game. Renovations include a sports bar called the "Bud Zone," a bigger scoreboard, escalators and a suite above the "Bud Zone."
Formerly known as the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, the venue also hosts events like the NCAA University of Florida vs. University of Georgia and Gator Bowl football games, monster truck shows and concerts.
The Jacksonville Giants are a professional minor league basketball team, which joined the American Basketball Association as an expansion team for the 2010–2011 season. They have won regional titles in 2011, 2012, & 2013. Go watch the fun and excitement with the team mascot Mr. Biggs at their home games at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
Are you ready for some football? The Jacksonville Jaguars have taken North Florida by storm. The relatively young sports team started back in 1995 and have already won two division championships and has made six playoff appearances.
The Jacksonville Jaguars brought the NFL to North Florida in 1995, and quickly made a name for themselves and the region. In only a few short years, the team has won two division championships and has made six playoff appearances.
The team plays all of its home games at EverBank Field, which is near the St. Johns River downtown.
The stadium has also made its mark on the NFL, hosting Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005 along with the annual Gator Bowl, college football games, concerts and more.
The Jacksonville Sharks are a professional arena football team as part of Arena Football League. They won the first AFL Championship in franchise history. Come watch this fast paced indoor football game along with the Attack Dancers and Chum the mascot.
You've got to catch a game with the minor-league Jacksonville Suns. The Suns are major players with a long and successful history. The sports team won the International League title in 1968 and the Southern League championship in 1996, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2010.
Check out the minor league Jacksonville Suns, the Double AA affiliate of the Florida Marlins. The Suns have enjoyed a long and successful history. The current team dates back to 1970 and has won the International League title in 1968 and the Southern League championship in 1996, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2010.
The team plays at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The $34 million retro-style stadium features an open air concourse, 11,000 seats, a left-field berm area, narrow rows that make it easy to leave and return to your set and wide isles.
Baseball, basketball and football rule at Jacksonville University, where the Dolphins compete in NCAA Division I athletics. Overall, JU has participated in five NCAA Division I basketball tournaments, 13 NCAA Division I baseball tournaments, and have won a Pioneer Football League title in 2008.
The Jacksonville University Dolphins compete in NCAA Division I athletics and are members of the Atlantic Sun Conference, National Lacrosse Conference and the Pioneer Football League. Jacksonville University has approximately 400 students competing in an intercollegiate varsity sport.
Baseball and football are, of course, men's teams. Women's teams include rowing, softball, indoor/outdoor track and volleyball.
Basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer and tennis are available for both male and female athletes.
JU has participated in five NCAA Division I basketball tournaments and 13 NCAA Division I baseball tournaments. They also won a Pioneer Football League title in 2008.
If you love team sports, then the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena has got plenty of game. You can cheer on the Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football League or the Jacksonville Dolphins men's basketball team. Or catch a pro rodeo event, WWE show or a concert featuring heavyweights like Aerosmith, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and many others.
As part of the city's "Better Jacksonville Plan," the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena was built in 2003. The multi-purpose arena seats nearly 17,000 and is home to the Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame, the Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football League and the Jacksonville Dolphins men's basketball team.
Other sporting events hosted at the arena include pro bull riding competitions, WWE shows and some of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament games.
The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena also welcomes concerts from some of the most famous entertainers in the world. Elton John was the first performer to grace the arena's stage. Past performances include Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Metallica, Queen & Paul Rodgers, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Def Leppard, Journey, Billy Joel, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, AC/DC and many others.
Don your blue and white fan gear and cheer on the North Florida Ospreys of the University of North Florida. Catch a baseball or basketball game, or any of the other programs. These student athletes are on fire, earning the Sunshine State Conference's all-sports title four times.
Cheer on the blue and white of the North Florida Ospreys, the athletic teams from the University of North Florida that compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference in the NCAA Division I.M
Men's sports include: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, Tennis, Golf and Lacrosse. Women's sports include: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball. The outstanding athletic program has earned the Sunshine State Conference's all-sports title four times. The women's tennis team and the men's golf team each have won a national title twice.
What will you do first at Huguenot Memorial Park? This is the epicenter of outdoor sports and recreation in Jacksonville. The Atlantic Ocean is only steps away, and there are tons of activities like hiking, biking and nature walks.
Take the time to splash around in the water or relax in the sun and sand. Huguenot Memorial Park is an oceanfront park with plenty to keep you occupied.
Designated as a Great Florida Birding Trail site by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the park's abundance of birds provides excellent opportunities for birdwatchers and visitors alike to see the natural beauty Florida has to offer.
Huguenot Memorial Park is a great place to walk nature trails, enjoy the company of your pets - make sure you bring a leash, biking, swimming, recreational fishing, kayaking, canoing and surfing. Don't forget the sunscreen!
Get back to nature at the Tree Hill Nature Center. It's an animal sanctuary and oasis for harried humans in the center of downtown Jacksonville. You'll feel enthralled as you visit the butterfly house, or take a guided trail tour any day of the week.
Go on a human powered adventure with Kayak Amelia, Jacksonville's premier kayak rental company that also offers guided tours and recreation adventures for every taste. Go on a Full Moon Paddle, Simpson Creek Marsh Paddle or a Bar Hopping Kayak Tour.
Phone: (888) 252-4882
Kick up some speed on the waterfront, thanks to Waterplay USA. Choose your thrill: jet skis, kayaking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, paddleboarding, fishing, sailing, pontoon boats, and fishing boats are all available for hire for the St. Johns River or the Atlantic Ocean.
Horse around at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, a recreation facility that specializes in equestrian and animal-related events, like barrel-racing competitions, dressage shows and agility trials for dogs. You'll also find the occasional trade show, circus, concert and demolition derby on special event weekends.
While you'll find plenty of horse-related events at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, the facility is also open for Monster truck shows, Demolition derby, music concerts and band camp. Plenty of trade shows and special events are held here too, like the annual Florida RV Trade Show and the Piccadilly Circus.
The kids will have a ton of fun watching equestrian and other animal-related events like Pals 'N Paws Agility Trials, barrel racing competitions, dressage shows and Arabian horse shows.
The indoor Championship Arena seats 4,000 spectators and holds most of the larger events at the venue. There are also two outdoor competition arenas, two indoor warm up arenas and nearly 100 full-service RV spaces.
You haven't faced a half-pipe until you've tried the runs at Kona Skate Park, one of the oldest operating skate parks in the country. Stop by the pro shop and check out the coolest new gear. Or try your best moves in the freestyle area, where there's aways a crowd and skate clinics going on.
Phone: (904) 642-9546
Let Captain Dave take you to the best fishing spots around the waters of Jacksonville. Captain Dave's Sportfishing Charters will take you to the saltwaters of the St. Johns River at the Mayport Jetties, the Jacksonville Beach and Amelia Island. With over 20 years of guide experience, Captain Dave is sure to lead you to your big catch.