The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms with the City of Jacksonville to undertake approximately $63 million in major enhancements to EverBank Field, including two new end zone video scoreboards that will be the largest of their kind in the world.
The plan also calls for a major renovation of the north end zone to introduce a world-class entertainment and viewing area for fans that will position EverBank Field as a destination on NFL game days and help attract and keep premier events in Jacksonville.
"We support Mayor (Alvin) Brown's initiatives to bring new energy to Downtown Jacksonville and the city's urban core," Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said, "and the enhancements to EverBank Field that we are announcing today will help position Jacksonville as a home and destination for major events, now and in the future. This is indeed great news for Jacksonville."
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports, per a source involved with the process, that the deal eliminates any possibility the Jaguars would relocate to London any time soon or ever.
Highlights of the agreement include:
» New video scoreboards in each end zone, each measuring 55 by 301 feet, making them the largest of their kind in the world
» Major enhancements to EverBank Field's video capabilities
» New LED fascia board displays
» A new scoreboard control room equipped with state-of-the-art software
» A new platform area in the north end zone with pools, unique food and beverage offerings and interactive activities
The improvements announced Wednesday complement the nearly $10 million in stadium upgrades that have been funded by Khan, including locker room upgrades, a new weight room, new training room and a renovation of the Jaguars' administrative offices.