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Sports Complex News: Thursday, August 17th

August 15, 2017 4:38 pm

This Thursday, August 17th will be a busy night at the Sports Complex! There will be a Jason Aldean concert at Veterans Memorial Arena and a Jacksonville Jaguars Pre-Season Game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at EverBank Field.

We are encouraging all fans and ticket buyers to arrive early and allow for extra time due to anticipated traffic and new walk through metal detectors at all entrances to the Arena and Stadium.

For the concert arrive from west side of the Sports Complex – use the Main Street Bridge, Acosta Bridge and Union Street for easy access to general parking.

For the game arrive from the east side of the Sports Complex – use the Hart Bridge or Mathews Bridge for easy access to general parking.

Click here to see a full Sports Complex Parking Map


Metal Detectors will be in place at all entrances to the Arena and Stadium. When walking through the metal detectors you will need to place some items in a bin, but you may walk through the detectors with keys, change and your watch still on. Click here for more information.


Before entering, please look over the prohibited items list for each venue.

The following items are not permitted inside the Arena:

  • Bags or boxes larger than 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches
  • Food or beverage (with the exception of those having a food allergy)
  • Cans, bottles, coolers or other similar containers
  • Video cameras or audio recorders (the permitted use of video equipment/cameras varies by event and is at the discretion of the promoter/producer)
  • Tablets or iPads
  • Drones or unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Laser pens or laser products
  • Helium filled balloons
  • Noise making devices (air horns, whistles etc.)
  • Children’s Car Seats/Infant Carriers (Strollers are permitted but must be check in at the Arena lobby)
  • Projectiles (including frisbees and beach balls)
  • Oversized signs (larger than 2’ x 3’) Approved signs are subject to building approval and must not obstruct the view of other guests
  • Stickers of any kind
  • Skateboards, skates (roller or in-line), scooters or hoverboards
  • Sticks, poles, selfie sticks, or Go Pro sticks
  • Illegal Weapons (knives, guns, explosive or any item that can be construed as an illegal weapon)
  • Illegal substances of any kind
  • Fireworks or any other incendiary device
  • Face masks/articles covering the face
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by the JVMA Management


Click here for a full list of prohibited items at EverBank Field.