NFL team open their stadium doors to a "Pokemon Safari"

The Jacksonville Jaguars are Pokemon Go players to go hunting around the stadium

BY Daniel Kelly 11:11 Thursday 21 July 2016, 11:11 21 Jul 2016

Picture by: STEPHEN MORTON / AP/Press Association Images

The Pokémon Go craze really shows no sign of slowing down.

Jacksonville Jaguars have realised how popular the game is and have decided to open of their stadium to Pokemon trainers to allow them to increase their collection. They have become the first NFL team to let players roam around their grounds.

"We know that everyone has been all over Jacksonville playing Pokémon Go, but have not had the opportunity to play inside EverBank Field.  That’s why we’re opening up the stadium for our fans." Jaguars Vice President of Marketing and Digital Media Steve Ziff revealed.  

"We want all Jacksonville Pokémon trainers to be the very best and to catch ‘em all!"

The Jaguars are following in the footsteps of the Nebraska Huskers, who opened their stadium doors earlier this month. The college team opened their 90,000-seater Memorial Stadium to fans in Lincoln, to great success.

The participants in Jacksonville will be able go to unique Pokéstops and gyms inside EverBank Field. They will also be able to take a self-guided tour through the stadium that takes them down to pitch-level, during the off-season.

Over 30 million people have already downloaded the game, as the Japanese cartoon undergoes a resurgence in popularity.



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