June 12, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; A general view of Jacksonville Jaguars players, including wide receiver Justin Blackmon (far right), running a play during minicamp at Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE
The Jacksonville Jaguars will hold their annual scrimmage inside EverBank Field on Friday evening with gates opening at 5 p.m ET. The practice is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. ET and every fan in attendance will get a scratch-off ticket when they enter the stadium. Ninety lucky fans will have a winning ticket, which will secure them a signed player jersey from the scrimmage on Friday night.
Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey has said he wants to make the scrimmage a tradition for Jaguars fans and a good environment."We're really trying to create a family night environment," Mularkey said on Thursday. "We're trying to make this something big. I think once they realize what's available here, I think it will be bigger every year."
Entrance to the scrimmage is free for all fans, but due to a WWE event at the Veteran's Memorial Arena parking will be $5 for the event, a change from typically being free. Wolfson's Children's Hospital will also be at the even, taking donations from fans of which the Jaguars will match.
The scrimmage is expected to feature some live tackling, some drives by the first and second-team offense, and goal line drills.
There is not a way to watch the scrimmage live on-line, but you can listen to Brian Sexton and color analyst Jeff Lageman on Jaguars.com from 7 to 8 p.m. ET.