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Jacksonville Jaguars are a professional American football team located in Jacksonville, Florida. They are currently members of the South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Jaguars, along with the Carolina Panthers, joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1995. Jacksonville Jaguars club has played all of its home games at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. The stadium is located near the St. Johns River. The team headquarters is also located in the stadium. Jacksonville Jaguars practice during the season and training camp in the stadium and on adjoining practice fields.

About Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars ticketsJacksonville Jaguars Foundation was established in 1995, when the franchise deal was first announced. Since then, the Foundation has given over $20 million to area efforts in community improvement. In recent years, there has been increasing emphasis on youth programs, such as Honor Rows and Fresh Futures. The Jaguars also have a program called Playbooks, which is designed to help stop illiteracy. Delores Barr Weaver, wife of majority owner Wayne Weaver, is Chairperson and CEO of the foundation, which grants over $1 million annually to organizations that assist "economically and socially disadvantaged youth and families", according to their mission statement.

Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, located near the banks of the St. Johns River, is the current home of the Jaguars and has been since the team's first season in 1995. The stadium has a capacity of over 76,000 but approximately 10,000 seats are covered during Jaguars' home games reducing the stadium's capacity to 67,164. The seats were covered before the 2005 season in response to declining ticket sales and the large capacity of the stadium relative to Jacksonville's population.

The stadium served as the site of Super Bowl XXXIX in addition to three Jaguar playoff games including the 1999 AFC Championship Game. In addition, the stadium hosts the annual Florida-Georgia Game ("The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party") and the Minolta Gator Bowl. From 1997 until 2006, the stadium was named Alltel Stadium.

Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled their own "Ring of Honor" during the 2006 season at the New York Jets game on October 8, 2006. A contest was held in July 2006 to name their club's hall of fame and "Pride of the Jaguars" was chosen with 36% of the vote. Former left tackle Tony Boselli was inducted. Team owner Wayne Weaver said that Boselli will be the only one enshrined in 2006 but "others will follow later." Weaver also said that recently retired wide receiver Jimmy Smith would probably be the second player to be inducted.