JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars received permission from the NFL and their sponsors to remove stadium tarps from EverBank Field for the playoffs.

As a result, the Jaguars will release an additional 3,501 tickets for the team's wild-card playoff game in Jacksonville, the club announced Thursday.

NFL policy prohibits a change in seating capacity during the regular season. Sponsorships for the tarps are sold on a season-long basis.

Due to the Jaguars' quick sellout of their first home playoff game since 2000, the team sought out permission from the league and their sponsors - Navy Mutual and Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow - to remove the tarps.

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The additional tickets will go on sale Friday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. on the Jaguars' website.

Tickets will only be available online with no walk-up requests at the box office.

The Jaguars will host their wild-card playoff game on either Jan. 6 or 7.

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