JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With college football's longest-running, intersectional series coming to town, Residence Inn Jacksonville Baymeadows invites fans to book a winning stay filled with comfort and convenience.
The Fighting Irish and the Midshipmen's gridiron battle has been a sacred tradition for both institutions since 1927. In the midst of World War II, Notre Dame and several other colleges were on the brink of bankruptcy because of the lack of students and tuition money. However, the U.S. Navy, situated near the Great Lakes, appointed Notre Dame as its training center. As a result, the Navy alleviated an immense portion of Notre Dame's debt, preventing the university from closing its doors. To show its gratitude, Notre Dame has given Navy an annual, open invitation to play football against the Fighting Irish, and the Midshipmen have accepted every year since then.
For the first time ever, the prestigious match will be held at EverBank Field, home of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. Located about 11 miles away from the field, Residence Inn provides out-of-town football fans easy and convenient access to the stadium. Before heading to the big game, travelers can fuel up with a complimentary breakfast buffet, serving hot and hearty morning staples including eggs, waffles and sausage. After the match, visitors will love retreating to home-inspired comfort in the hotel's spacious suites, featuring free high-speed internet access, fully equipped kitchens and supportive mattresses topped with luxury bedding. Guests looking to keep the party going will have a blast playing a round of tennis, volleyball or basketball on the hotel's Sport Court or just relaxing with friends and family on the beautifully landscaped outdoor patio.
Fans who are staying for a few extra days can explore several nearby attractions from the Jacksonville hotel. Shopaholics can whet their appetite at The Avenues, boasting over 150 premium stores and only 4 miles away from Residence Inn. For family-friendly entertainment, Jacksonville Zoo, features over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plants, but the facility is best known for its tiger exhibit. Guests seeking an authentic, Sunshine State experience can indulge in the blues skies and ocean waves at Jacksonville Beach.
Navy fans in Annapolis, MD are encouraged to book a nonstop flight from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Jacksonville International Airport, while Notre Dame students and alumni can easily depart from South Bend International Airport, just a short distance from the university.
About Residence Inn Jacksonville Baymeadows
Residence Inn Jacksonville Baymeadows at 8365 Dix Ellis Trail in Jacksonville, FL is near EverBank Field, The Avenues Mall and Jacksonville Zoo. The hotel features 2 floors of 112 suites, 2 meeting rooms with 819 square feet of total event space, outdoor pool, fitness center and sports court. For information, visit www.marriott.com/JAXBM or call 1-904-733-8088.
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