Players Championship offers ticket enhancements for retired, active military

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The Players Championship continues to focus on making it possible for active duty and military veterans to be able to enjoy tournament golf.

It continues that effort this year for next month’s event in Ponte Vedra Beach (March 8-13).

All active duty, retired, reserve and National Guard members can request complimentary tickets through the military identification system. They and one dependent can receive tickets Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as one competition day during the tournament. Those complimentary tickets include a $20 voucher for on-site food and non-alcoholic drinks.

Veterans have access to discounted tickets to The Players. Tickets purchased through the verification process will also include a $20 digital voucher for on-site food and non-alcoholic drinks.

Fans looking to register for the complimentary or discounted military tickets can do so here.

Parking passes are not included in ticket purchases and can be purchased online here.

“We are really excited to debut this new digital ticket system for military members, veterans and dependents and honor them on-site this year through a weeklong lineup of military appreciation offerings and initiatives,” said Players executive director Jared Rice. “We have a deep passion and commitment to supporting our military, veterans and their families, especially those who call Northeast Florida home.”

Other companion events for military before and during the tournament include:

Military Job Fair, Saturday, March 5

THE PLAYERS, in partnership with the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, will host its 11th annual Military Job Fair. The Military Job Fair is free and open to military personnel, veterans and military spouses and will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Patriots’ Outpost presented by Optum, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton, located on the Stadium Course near the tee at No. 16. Approximately 25 companies with existing job opportunities will be on-hand.

Military Appreciation Day, Tuesday, March 8

The new ceremony start time is 4:30 p.m. on the Island Green 17th hole, immediately followed by a concert performance.  Please note - A Tuesday ticket to THE PLAYERS includes access to the ceremony and concert.

Military & Veteran Hospitality, Patriots’ Outpost presented by Optum, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton

Throughout tournament week, active duty, retired, reserve, national guard members, veterans and one accompanied dependent (with valid I.D.) will have access to the Patriots’ Outpost presented by Optum, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton. An open-air hospitality venue located near the tee at No. 16, the Outpost is reserved exclusively for the military and offers complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

About the Author:

Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.