JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars hadn’t counted on this being part of their first day of training camp.
A break in a water main next to EverBank Field caused no or low water pressure through much of downtown early Friday. Crews were forced to dig into the pavement near the stadium’s Lot J.
"One of our rules is: No whining, no complaining, no excuses," Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said when asked about the break. "So that was challenged today. We had to make sure we had no Rule 2 violators. But they handled it well."
No "boil water" notice was issued, and JEA officials said the incident should not affect Saturday’s 6 p.m. FC Fulham soccer match, stadium video board unveiling and Carrie Underwood concert.
The Jaguars also announced the extension of the naming rights deal to their stadium with EverBank for 10 years for a reported $43 million.