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Jaguars sell out first home playoff game since 1999

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Tickets for the first Jacksonville Jaguars home playoff game since 1999 went on sale Wednesday afternoon to the general public and within about a half hour, they were sold out. Season ticket holders were granted early access to buy additional seats, but once it went on sale to the general public, the available allotment of tickets flew off the proverbial shelves.

“The response from Jaguars fans has been nothing short of outstanding,” said Chad Johnson, Jaguars senior vice president of sales and service, said in a team press release. “Momentum from the end of the season home games has been building, and the atmosphere at our first playoff game in nearly two decades will undoubtedly continue to be electric. We’re thrilled for the team and our fan base to have the chance to experience the postseason once again.”

The Jaguars still have a tarp on an upper deck section, which has led many fans to wonder if they will remove that tarp and sell additional inventory. It’s certainly possible, however seems very unlikely. Currently as the NFL rule stands, since the Jaguars began the season with the section covered, they cannot uncover it. This has happened in the past, but it appears the NFL will not allow them to remove them for the playoff game next weekend.

Anyone who tells you the Jaguars “won’t” remove the tarps, rather than they can’t, is just pushing an old dead narrative.

It is possible the Jaguars end up selling standing room only tickets, like they did for the regular season finale against the Houston Texans, and it’s possible more tickets come available if whoever their opponent is returns unsold tickets allotted for the away team.