THE PLAYERS announces military appreciation plans for 50th Anniversary
THE PLAYERS partners with CSX to host thousands of service members and their families at 2024 tournament
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – As part of its ongoing commitment to the military, THE PLAYERS Championship has announced its plans to honor and pay tribute to Northeast Florida’s brave active-duty service members and veterans.
In 2023, THE PLAYERS hosted more than 22,000 military members and their families in the Patriots’ Outpost and looks forward to welcoming them once again. “The entire team here at THE PLAYERS is proud to honor those who have sacrificed so much for not only our Northeast Florida community, but for our country,” said Lee Smith, Executive Director of THE PLAYERS. “We are so excited to honor and thank our brave active-duty service members and veterans with these special initiatives throughout the course of the tournament.”
This year’s program will include the return of the annual Military Appreciation Day festivities on Tuesday, March 12th as well as complimentary ticket packages, fan shop discounts and a job fair. The ceremony will feature a performance of the Star-Spangled Banner by Matthew Johnson, winner of THE PLAYERS National Anthem Contest and former contestant on "The Voice,” and will culminate with a concert featuring multi-Platinum country star Cole Swindell.
Military & Veteran Lounge– Patriots’ Outpost presented by CSX
This year, THE PLAYERS is partnering with CSX to welcome service members and one accompanied dependent (with valid I.D.) to the Patriots’ Outpost presented by CSX, a private venue reserved exclusively for the military. The tournament will provide complimentary snacks and nonalcoholic beverages for all Patriots’ Outpost patrons.
Military ticket offerings for THE PLAYERS 2024:
Complimentary admission will be provided to active duty, retired, reserve and National Guard members and one dependent on Tuesday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 13, and one competition day (Thursday, March 14, to Sunday, March 17), while supplies last. Valid identification and credentials are required. All tickets also include a $20 digital voucher that can be used for food and nonalcoholic beverages on-site.
Veteran ticket offerings for THE PLAYERS 2024:
Discounted admission will be provided to veterans and one dependent on Tuesday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 13, and one competition day (Thursday, March 14, to Sunday, March 17), while supplies last. Valid identification and credentials are required. All tickets also include a $20 digital voucher that can be used for food and nonalcoholic beverages on-site.
To secure military and veteran tickets, follow these steps:
- Visit THEPLAYERS.com/tickets and click CLAIM TICKETS in the Military Admission section.
- Select your chosen tournament day(s).
- Verify your military designation using GovX by selecting the link on the checkout page.
- Once verified, complete the transaction and access your tickets on THE PLAYERS’ digital portal.
- Add your ticket(s) to your mobile wallet prior to arrival.
Parking passes are not included in any ticket purchases. A separate parking pass is required each day of tournament week, Tuesday through Sunday, and must be purchased online in advance via THEPLAYERS.com/parking.
Other military appreciation offerings and events include:
Military Job Fair—Saturday, March 9
THE PLAYERS, in partnership with the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, will host its annual Military Job Fair on Saturday, March 9. The event is open to all military personnel, veterans and military spouses and will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Patriots’ Outpost presented by CSX, located near the tee at No. 16. Approximately 25 companies with existing job opportunities will be present.
Military Appreciation Day – Tuesday, March 12
The ceremony will occur at 4:30 p.m. on the Island Green 17th hole, with a concert performance featuring award-winning country artist, Cole Swindell, immediately to follow. Please note, a Tuesday ticket to THE PLAYERS includes access to the ceremony and concert but does not include parking.
PGA TOUR Fan Shop Discounts
On Tuesday, March 12, active duty, retired, reserve and national guard members will receive a 20% discount in the PGA TOUR Fan Shop (must have valid military I.D.).
For learn more about THE PLAYERS’ military appreciation offerings, CLICK HERE.