Pools close for Jaguars-Dolphins game


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fans would normally be enjoying fun in the sun at EverBank Field while watching the game from the pool and cabana area.

But that area was shut down Sunday to make it easier to add more seating for the upcoming Florida-Georgia game.

Both pools and eight surrounding cabanas were shut down.

The goal is to be able to add 7,000 temporary seats in the north end zone for the Florida-Georgia game.

"They don't need the pool area anyway. We just need the stadium. We need the seating. We need to enjoy. Everyone just have fun," said Lamar Nelson.

Jaguars president Mark Lamping said impacting the Florida-Georgina game in any way "is not in our best interest."

Some fans can't wait for the game  and others are anxious.

"I'm a little nervous to be honest with you. My Gators. Time to bring in a new regime," said Nelson.

"It's just the passion of college football. Two hungry teams ready for a win," said Matthew Mitchell.

Neither school wanted to use the pools because it would lower stadium seating capacity.

The pool and cabana area was shut down Sunday to make sure there was enough time to add those temporary seats.

The Jags are eating the lost revenue from not making those seats available for Sunday's game.

The pool and cabana area is set to be back open for the Jags next home game, Nov. 30 against the New York Giants.