Written by Matthew Cannata
One of the coolest and most innovative things an NFL team has done in the past several months was when the Jacksonville Jaguars built pools and cabanas this offseason that are available for the public to rent during their games.
However, they won't be open when the Dolphins travel to Jacksonville on October 26 because they will be hosting the annual Florida vs. Georgia Game on November 1. Since it's such a short turnaround of six days, they cannot guarantee the installation of 7,000 temporary seats in the north end zone. In addition, neither school wanted to use the pools because it would lower the seating capacity of the stadium.
The pools and cabanas are part of a $63 million stadium renovation that was completed this week. The upgrades also include the world's largest scoreboards. The Jaguars are selling 12 upstairs cabanas for $3,000 a game, with a maximum of 20 people in each suite. The price includes all-you-can-eat food and all-you-can-drink beer, wine and soda.
The downstairs cabanas — the only tickets that include access to the 3 ½-foot deep pools — are going for $12,500 a game, with a maximum of 50 people in each suite. Those also are all-inclusive.