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NFL Team Sees Its Future in Facilities
June 17, 2021 -
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Since the Jacksonville Jaguars joined the National Football League in 1995, they have found tough sledding. The franchise has compiled a 177-239 record with minimal playoff success. Beyond that, the organization consistently ranked at or near the bottom in terms of facilities and surrounding areas. Now, the team plans to change that with a major construction and upgrade program.
The team recently announced plans for a $120 million renovation and revitalization to team facilities and downtown Jacksonville, according to Sports Illustrated. Facility updates would focus on stadium renovations and a football performance center. The latter will include public art, public viewing stands, restrooms, concession areas, a retail store and public meeting space.
Plans for renovations to TIAA Bank Field will see all seats shaded, wider concourses, increased space for football operations, better vertical transportation and replacing the HVAC, plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems.
The new 125,000-square-foot practice facility in the football performance center will include two outdoor fields and an indoor facility, as well as shaded spectator seating.
Dan Hounsell is Senior Editor, Facility Market.