I recently moved into an apartment near UNF; what are the best places nearby to watch sports?

Growing up, my family would spend the weekend running all over Florida for one kid's game, then quickly out again for another's, so I appreciate the importance of getting into the game(s) nearby. While the University of North Florida doesn't yet have a football team (the running joke is that they're "undefeated"), there are still plenty of opportunities to watch sports in Jacksonville!

Here are a few of your Jacksonville Sport Team options:

UNF Sports Teams

 The University of North Florida has 17 different sports teams you can cheer on, and they're all easily accessible from the apartments near UNF - at least, during a home game. Your options for men's sports include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field

 And for women's sports, your options include:

  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

You've definitely got enough teams here to keep you busy rooting on the Ospreys throughout the semester, potentially most nights of the week! Be sure to check out the UNF Ospreys website to keep on top of upcoming game and ticket information.

Jacksonville Sports Teams

If you prefer to watch a professional sports team, Jacksonville offers several of those as well! Currently, the city has 8 different pro sports teams, which include:

In addition to catching these local teams, you could also check out some of the annual sporting events that take place in the city, like Florida-Georgia football game. These games can bring in thousands of people to Jacksonville, so you can anticipate apartments near UNF being very crowded. These events can also be a difficult time to find parking, so I'd recommend checking out what your public transportation options are.

If your unsure what sporting events are coming up, the Visit Jacksonville website is a great resource to reference. When your friends are begging you to let them stay in your apartment for the weekend, you'll at least know why.

Sports Bars

If you've already got your favorite team(s) picked out, and you just need a place to watch the game, you've got options for that too. The best apartments in Jacksonville are generally close to the best sports bars, like Time Out Sports Grill, which offers great daily specials. I'd also suggest checking out Topgolf for your next game- there's something to be said for playing golf while watching another sport.

If you're looking for something else, check in with your roommate or neighbors. Some apartments near UNF offer roommate matching, so if you chose one of those, it's likely your roomie will enjoy finding a great spot to watch the game too.

The University of North Florida and the surrounding area have a lot to offer for a sports lover, so I'm sure you'll find the best place to catch your old favorite teams or root for the Ospreys. Good luck in your search, and welcome to the neighborhood!

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