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Jacksonville Jaguar fans paint paw prints leading to stadium

6:17 AM, Aug 12, 2012   |    comments
Ty doing his part, showing off his painted paw.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars fans turned out Saturday morning to paint the Jaguar paw prints down the middle of Bay Street.

The annual event, sponsored by the Downtown Council of the Chamber of Commerce has grown in popularity every year.

It has become more of a party than a chore for the Council which began the tradition with the Jaguar's first season in 1995.

"We come out here for good fun," said participant Bill Rock. "We brought the grandchildren and this is something they'll remember all year long."

This was the first year that the event was held after the first home game because of the early Friday night schedule.

The Jaguars walked away with a victory in the first preseason game against the New York Giants.

Fans applaud the new campaign, "All In", and new stadium rules.

"I think it's great," said Mollie Stiles. "I also think it's great that families were allowed to bring in stuff for young kids, especially with allergies."

"It's a good campaign and even better some of the marketing this year is really smart," Rock added. "To allow the lap child, that's a big deal. And to allow people to bring food into the stadium."

Fans hope the win gives ticket sales a much needed boost.

"All they've got to do is win and that place will be packed," Rock said.

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