"We've been greeted, we've been beaded, life is good," said Brad Molotsky, an Eagles fan from Cherry Hill, N.J.
The city still has three crucial days in the spotlight -- including Monday's expected mad rush on the airport -- but National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said in a Friday news conference that he thought Jacksonville would host another Super Bowl.
"My feeling is it will be back here at some point," Tagliabue said.
If it does come back, local officials may want to borrow from San Diego's playbook and really push the event to local residents. San Diego has three Super Bowls under its belt and saw a similar trend of locals bailing out during its first two games in 1988 and 1998 -- especially the first one.