They’ve permanently changed the American football supporting game.
Last year, a new group cropped up with a goal least expected: export an authentic soccer-style supporter experience to American football.
It happened in a place least expected: Jacksonville.
They are the Bold City Brigade. Their beginnings were modest in 2012. But with the support of the Jacksonville Jaguars, they are looking to take the concept to the big time.
The group has turned the north end zone (NEZ) at EverBank Field into a supporter end, and will have the run of sections 122 through 124. The Jaguars are working with the group to move season ticket holders to this area. (The 9-game season ticket package for that area, 7 regular season home games and 2 preseason home games, is $62 per game.)
The group has Facebook and Twitter accounts. Its website is currently under reconstruction. The group incorporated at the beginning of this year, allowing them to take memberships and sell merchandise.
In addition to having the NEZ, the group is working on having its own tailgate spot in the EverBank Field parking lots. They are also planning on an organized road trip to the Dolphins game this season, and want to have a presence at the 2013 NFL Draft.