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https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/khans-new-neighborhood-dollar2-5-billion-vision-for-area-surrounding-stadium

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s latest vision for the Downtown Northbank is a $2.5 billion, multiphase project that pushes development away from the Shipyards and into the parking lots surrounding TIAA Bank Field.

Khan and Jaguars President Mark Lamping presented their latest renderings and development plans Thursday during the team’s sixth annual State of the Franchise presentation.

“I think this is absolutely paramount for the Jaguars to be stable in this area,” Khan said. “The city has to grow and we have to have energy around the stadium and in the stadium.”

Baltimore-based The Cordish Cos. is leading the efforts, which include at least two high-rise office buildings, a hotel and concert venue for what is now the parking lots, including Lot J, on the west side of the stadium next to the Daily’s Place amphitheater.

To replace the surface parking, Cordish proposes a 3,000-space parking garage to be developed over the retention pond.

According to Lamping, the development eventually could comprise 4.25 million square feet of space for dining, residential, office, hotel, entertainment and recreation uses.

New York-based international architectural firm Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP developed the master development plan.

In June, Cordish led Khan, Lamping, Mayor Lenny Curry and members of his leadership team on a three-city tour of the company’s sports and entertainment projects in St. Louis, Kansas City and Baltimore. Lamping called those projects inspiring.
 

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Good for them! I know football isn't like other sports where you need stuff to do before and after games or more walking to games than driving to games, but there is nothing around that place!
 

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^^ Just in time for the Jags to get good again! Sorry EverBank for sponsoring the lean years :(
If they keep designating their home jerseys black, like they did again, they won't.

I really like the Jaguars, but they hype us with all the Forever Teal thing only to designate the Teal jerseys as their alternative, meaning they will play a maximum of 3 games with them. :eek:hno:
 

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The Jacksonville Jaguars and Pet Paradise announced additional details today on this season’s newest guest amenity at TIAA Bank Field – Pet Paradise Park. A first of its kind among NFL stadiums, the dog park will welcome approximately 250 dogs throughout the 2018 season. These pets will belong to winners of the brand new Pet Paradise Top Dog sweepstakes, Jaguars season ticket members and winners of an auction benefiting the Jacksonville Humane Society.
https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-and-pet-paradise-announce-new-details-on-nfl-s-first-in-stadium-dog-park#8k
 

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So will the Super Bowl ever return to Jacksonville?

It's been a long, long, long, long time.
Nah - we're in a very different climate now. There's way more competition as far as other newer venues and especially now that the NFL is open to hosting in colder cities.

I'm hoping Jacksonville could make a strong effort for the NCAAF Championship game, but I'm not too confident
 

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https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/future-of-aging-stadium-a-concern-for-the-jaguars

Discussions are already being had by the Jaguars internally about stadium solutions for one of the oldest stadiums in the NFL now (but I would argue has aged very well thanks to Khan). I feel like the most likely situation is an extensive remodel/refurbush as in Kansas City & Miami. The city knows the Jaguars are one of their few lynchpins to remain nationally relevant and they have a good working relationship with Khan...but who knows. No question it needs a roof and better expanded concourses at the very least.
 

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one of the oldest stadiums in the NFL
That still doesn't feel right, it's not that old really... But yeah, checked and it's 9th on a list that includes original opening as the date for Soldier Field. and will be moving to 7 soon enough when Rams and Raiders move. That stadium building spree of 1995 to 2003 was wild.
 

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Today the Jaguars announced plans to turn an adjacent parking lot into a $500M mixed use entertainment/commercial/hotel area (ala St. Louis' outside of Busch Stadium [our Team President came from the Cardinals]). They claim they are all ready to go to begin development...I think there might be some more small hurdles to get through before construction. Additionally, the owner re-emphasized that a big renovation or replacement needs to be on the near horizon...and they also talked for a while about a shading structure, but no concrete plans yet.

Khan and Lamping stressed the importance of improving the fan experience while discussing future stadium renovations during the annual State of the Franchise event on Thursday.

“The stadium has to be upgraded. I think that’s our approach,” Khan said.
https://www.jacksonville.com/sports/20190418/jaguars-owner-khan-stadium-has-to-be-upgraded



 

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I saw this photo on a military photo site. I thought I'd post it here...



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2019) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46, flies over the TIAA Bank Field, home to the Jacksonville Jaguars football team, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Grandmasters are currently stationed at Naval Station Mayport. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard/Released)

 

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^^ For a minute I thought the authorities were having to get serious in dealing with the UGA & UF fans on hand for the Cocktail Party!
 
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