NFL Consumer Products Summit 2017 & Equipment Managers Come To North Florida City
Jacksonville hosted Super Bowl XXXIX on Feb. 6, 2005, in which the New England Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21, and now the city is home to other NFL events early in 2017.
The north Florida city is holding the NFL Consumer Products Summit and the NFL Equipment Manager’s Meeting the weekend of March 21-22 at EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The events involve two days of meetings plus nearly 150 exhibitors displaying their licensed NFL wares to general retails and buyers.
Participants will no doubt be spending their off time in the adjacent Jacksonville Landing and two places across from the stadium, Intuition Ale Works taproom and Manifest Distillery.
Intuition Ale Works taproom is located in the Sport Complex across from EverBank Field. It has two floors, including a rooftop patio. Manifest Distillery, located next to Intuition, crafts its own local vodka.
Epping Forest will also serve as a venue for a smaller event. This elegant yacht and country club sits right on the banks of St. Johns River and its gardens have some of the best sunset views in Jacksonville.
So if you want to get up close to these behind-the-scenes NFL people and you’re in the area, then head to the these places to try and meet and mingle with them.
For other times of the year, Jacksonville is close to opening Daily’s Place, adjacent to the south end zone of EverBank Field. This combination of indoor practice facility for the Jaguars and 5,500-seat amphitheater will hold events such as concerts and festivals, put on by local company Bold Events.
Jacksonville is located on Florida’s east coast, about two hours north of Daytona Beach and just south of the Florida-Georgia state line.
For more information on the NFL weekend and other events, check out the Visit Jacksonville website at visitjacksonville.com.