JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - If you're hoping to see the Jaguars at the airport this weekend, aviation authorities are telling the public to stay home. There will be no public viewing area at Jacksonville International Airport (JIA).
The Jaguars are scheduled to depart for their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots on Saturday. They are also scheduled to come back to the River City on Sunday.
But the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) said the team will be traveling by charter aircraft; meaning, they will not be coming through the terminals, but to another secure area of the airport that's not accessible to the public.
Police checkpoints will also be set up along Pecan Park Road near the south access of the airport where only authorized personnel are allowed through. All others will be detoured along International Airport Blvd. There will also be no public parking in the area to safely accommodate fans.
This is being done for safety reasons, JAA said in a statement.