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07-17-2012, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TorMenT View Post
Hi all, I'm from the Chicago area and have a few questions. I'll just copy and paste what I put in the Blackhawks forum to see if I can get some advice from you guys from Florida:

I'm getting married October 6th, and we're flying out to Florida on Sunday the 7th, with our resort being by Palm Beach (4 hours from Jacksonville, 2.5ish from Orlando). The Bears play the Jaguars on the 7th at 4 p.m est. The wife-to-be likes the Bears as well and is happy to go and left it up to me. So some life/game questions.

1. Will we have enough time to get to the game if we decide to go, and for you married guys, is it worth it the day after the wedding? If your wife is a football nut, then this is possible. If she is not you run the risk that this will be brought up in every argument for the next 50 years. If we fly into Jacksonville, the game will end around 7pm est and we have a 4 hour drive to the resort so won't be getting there the 1st night we're there until 11, unless we just rent a hotel in JAX. If you do decide to go, I don't think you'll want to drive back down to palm beach after a 7 PM end game. By the time you get through stadium traffic, get to palm beach, get to your resort, check in, get to your room it will probably be 2 am.
2. Can you fly into Jacksonville, rent a car at the JAX airport, and then fly out of Orlando when we leave, and return the car there? Unless things have changed you can do that but it will cost you $.
3. When would tickets go on sale for the Jags?
4. How much would good seats there be?

Not too often you can catch a Bears game in Florida, but the timing is just so touchy.

Thanks for the advice whoever takes the time. If there is a good place for this, let me know and I can repost there.
See the above in bold.

Answered questions I could. Don't know much about the Jags.

I don't know you from Adam, but honestly I think you would be a lot better off enjoying your honeymoon at the resort you paid for, and just go see a Bears game in Chicago. It will save you time, money & aggravation (in many ways). Don't do it.


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