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NASL’s Jacksonville Armada FC set to play on amazing floating soccer field

The 2015 NASL season will feature the league's first floating field in Jacksonville.

There are some very cool sports venues throughout the world, but it’ll be hard to top the North American Soccer League’s floating field, which will debut in Jacksonville next year.

When Jacksonville Armada FC plays its home games next year, the team will do so on the league’s first floating field. The team announced that the field will start out in downtown Jacksonville on the St. John River and be moved for home games at different sites in the area throughout the season.

Perhaps Armada FC’s NFL neighbor should take notice of the soccer team’s plan. The Jaguars don’t appear to be interested in boosting ticket sales, since they still haven’t signed Tim Tebow, and if they are planning on a relocation, maybe they too can get a floating field. Then, instead of flying straight to Los Angeles or London, the field can make stops along the way to the Jags new home city.

Armada FC’s new venue comes with the fans in mind. Special “River Seats” can be purchased, allowing fans to watch the games from their boats anchored near the goals. Also, “soccer-fishing” competitions will be held during games and fans can return balls booted into the water for a prize. Don’t forget about the swim-up bars that will be near the corner flags.

Tickets to the new venue go on sale today, but before you call, you might want to take one look at the calendar. Well played, NASL. Well played.

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