The Jaguars returned home to Jacksonville on Tuesday afternoon and they will remain home this weekend.
During an afternoon announcement, Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry and Jaguars president Mark Lamping said the Jaguars will host the Tennessee Titans as scheduled Sunday at EverBank Field. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
“This is about bringing our city and community together,” Curry said. “This is about getting back to normal operations.”
Lamping said the stadium was examined Tuesday for damage sustained during Hurricane Irma and it passed the necessary inspections.
Lamping also announced that owner Shad Khan and the Jaguars will be making a $1 million donation to the Florida First Coast Relief Fund.
The Jaguars will also donate 5,000 tickets to first responders and residents. Fans can visit www.jaguars.com/jaxasone to register for free tickets.
“It is so important on so many different levels that we show the world on Sunday that Jacksonville is open for business,” Lamping said. “Jacksonville will come back better than ever and we want to help however we can.”
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In a statement released by the Jaguars, Khan said: “Jacksonville gets labeled as ‘small market,’ but it has a heart bigger than any community I’ve been associated with in my life.”
Khan called on the Jaguars’ corporate sponsors and the team’s fans to also make donations to the relief fund.