Seahawks Game Day Newsletter 8 Dec 10th Seattle_digital - Page 87

suite, press box, Lycamobile South End Market, FanDuelVille and other behind-the-scenes areas, unless those areas are being utilized by a private event. The tour program is coordinated by Jeff Fingland, the manager of the Champions Club for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Champions Club is a diverse group of fans from Northeast Florida dedicated to assisting the team as community ambassadors. A 20-year Jaguars season ticket member, Fingland is an original member of the Champions Club before becoming a full-time member of the front offi ce. “The tours are presented with the passion of true Jaguars fans,” said Fingland. “We’re not hiring guides and teaching them a script. Die-hard fans are sharing insider tales of legendary games and fi rsthand accounts of the evolution of the facility.” In its fi rst month of operation, more than 700 individuals have already taken a stadium tour. Attendees have come from the UK, Canada and all over the U.S., including plenty of local fans from Northeast Florida and fans of other NFL teams wishing to visit every stadium in the country. Fingland says the real advantage of taking the tour is getting to walk the facility when it’s empty. “Most people are used to seeing EverBank Field on game day when it’s a beehive of activity. Getting the chance to slow down, hear the stories and peek behind the curtain has been an eye-opening experience for most attendees.” Tickets, general guidelines and a detailed tour schedule are available at www.jaguars. com/tours. Discounted entry is available for children, military members and fi rst responders and group rates are available for school groups, family reunions, corporate outings and more. As an added benefi t, tour guests have the chance to purchase Jaguars merchandise at the conclusion of each tour. Fanatics will offer tour guests an exclusive 15 percent discount on all items in the south end zone Pro Shop.