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JTA’s Gameday Xpress Kicks Off Early for AFC Wild Card matchup

JACKSONVILLE, FL. — January 11, 2023 — The Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA) Gameday Xpress will extend its shuttle hours to accommodate record post-season crowds attending the game on Saturday. Service from all lots will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will end 1.5 hours after the AFC Wild Card Game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday, Jan. 14.

The Wild Card matchup is expected to draw larger than normal crowds. During the Tennessee Titans game on Jan. 7, Gameday Xpress shuttles carried a record 3,200 passengers to and from the stadium.  Due to a higher number of riders expected to board Gameday Xpress for this weekend’s game, JTA has the following tips for riders:

  • Purchase your tickets in advance of the game.
  • Make sure you are in the correct line when leaving the game as there are specific lines for each individual Gameday Xpress lot.
  • Once you are in line, be careful to stay out of the roadway and follow JTA staff instructions.
  • Plan for colder weather as temperatures are expected to drop.
  • Consider staggering your departure from the game. In close games, fans often stay until the last minute, which creates extremely long lines when everyone gets to the shuttles at the same time.
  • Pack your patience. Again, there are a record number of fans descending upon downtown for the game.

“The JTA Gameday Xpress shuttles share the road with other vehicles trying to leave the stadium which means fans should expect delays whether they are using the Xpress or if they are driving a personal vehicle,” said Charles D. Frazier, Chief Operating Officer at JTA.  “We have added additional buses, coordinated closely with Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) to help prioritize getting buses in and out of the stadium, and we are extending the service hours to meet the demand.  In the future, we hope to secure dedicated bus and/or high-occupancy vehicle lanes that would help reduce wait times.”

“Parking in the Sports Complex will be limited, and traffic will be heavy as we are hosting multiple events Saturday night,” said Michael Kenny, General Manager of ASM Jacksonville, which manages TIAA Bank Field. “We are thankful to have JTA as a partner in assisting guests with both parking and transportation solutions. We ask that all fans arrive early and be patient when entering and leaving the complex Saturday.”

Gameday Xpress will provide direct round-trip transportation to TIAA Bank Field from four locations throughout Jacksonville. Customers can use the downtown lot, which is located at the Kings Avenue Parking Garage on the Southbank, or one of the three suburban lots open: Wingate Park, JTB Park-n-Ride and Armsdale Park-n-Ride.  

Passes are $10 from the Kings Avenue Parking Garage & Park-n-Ride location and $15 from all suburban locations. Passes must be purchased through the MyJTA app, which is available on Apple and Android devices.  

On Board Reminders

All JTA buses and Gameday Xpress locations are ADA accessible. Should you need assistance boarding a Gameday Xpress bus, please see a JTA staff member.

To make your mobile ticketing experience as smooth as possible, we highly recommend downloading the MyJTA app and purchasing passes on a secure Wi-Fi network before arriving at a Gameday Xpress location. Staff will be available onsite to assist if needed.

All Gameday Xpress passengers will be dropped off and picked up in Lot B, which is located between Gates 3 and 4 on the east side of TIAA Bank Field.

Gameday Xpress customers are permitted to bring coolers and other small items like foldable chairs on board as long as they do not impede the aisles or take up too much space. We ask that you do not eat or drink on board.

The Jaguars have a strict Clear Bag Policy and a list of prohibited items you cannot bring with you into TIAA Bank Field. That list prohibits items like seat cushions, umbrellas, large electronics or recording devices, infant carriers or strollers. You cannot store or leave those items on the Gameday Xpress shuttle.

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About the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is an independent state agency serving Jacksonville, Florida and Northeast Florida with multi-modal responsibilities. The JTA provides varied mass public transit services, and is a builder of roads, bridges and other infrastructure to enhance mobility in Jacksonville. Public transportation services include BRT and regular bus service, paratransit, the St. Johns River Ferry, Skyway APM, and other mobility and on-demand services in Duval, Clay, Baker, Nassau and St. Johns counties. To learn more, visit