Photo of dogs playing at the Pet Paradise Dog Park at TIAA Bank Field.

Image Credit: Pet Paradise/Facebook

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be the first team in the National Football League to build a dog park into it’s home stadium at TIAA Bank Field. The organization’s primary goal is to help the Jacksonville Humane Society raise money to provide services to needy animals in the North Florida area. The dog park will be named Pet Paradise Park and will be found in the south end zone of TIAA Bank Field.

Pet Paradise Park will feature canine swimming pools, artificial turf, chew toys, an on-site veterinarian and certified staff. The park will debut later this week when the Jacksonville Jaguars host the New Orleans Saints for their first preseason game. There are three ways dog owners will be able to get their pet access to Pet Paradise Park during a Jacksonville Jaguars home game.

  • Jaguars season ticket holders can fill out a form at Five chosen season ticket holders will be granted access to the dog park with their pet during each Jaguars home game.
  • Fans can enter for a chance to win the Pet Paradise Top Dog sweepstakes at Ten dogs will be granted access to the dog park and their owners will be provided two free tickets to each home game. One dog of those ten will be chosen and featured on the video board at TIAA Bank Field during the game as well as on the Jaguars social media channels.
  • Fans can also bid on one of five select home game packages that benefits the Jacksonville Humane Society. Each package comes with two free tickets to the game, a parking pass, and access to the dog park for your pet.

Fans are able to drop their pets off at the dog park three and a half hours before kickoff and pick them up to an hour after the game. All pets will have to be screened before being allowed to stay in the dog park for the duration of the game. Dog owners will be able to watch the Jaguars game from their seat or from a small patio for pet owners in the south end zone. Walk-ins will not be granted admission into the dog park; arrangements must be made ahead of time.

The Pet Paradise Park measures just under 2,000 square feet and is expected to raise more than $50K for the Jacksonville Humane Society during the 2018 NFL season. Pet Paradise is a pet resort company headquartered in Jacksonville with more than 30 franchises scattered throughout the United States. Pet services have become a thriving industry in America. Petco which is headquartered in San Diego, was even able to purchase the naming rights to Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.

2018 will mark the first season the Jaguars' home stadium will be known as TIAA Bank Field. The stadium was previously known as Everbank Field and Alltel Stadium. Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has made many improvements to TIAA Bank Field over the last two seasons including the addition of new video screens in each end zone, swimming pools and cabanas were added inside the stadium and the club seats were also given a face-lift. A roof for the team's practice field is also being added and an ampitheatre is also being constructed outside of TIAA Bank Field


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