Jacksonville Plans ‘Stadium of the Future’

The NFL’s Jaguars unveil a $2 billion plan to improve their home on Jacksonville’s riverfront
Artist rendering of new Jacksonville stadium
The plan would enhance the area around downtown Jacksonville as well as the stadium. Jacksonville Jaguars rendering

The NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars have released artist renderings of what they call “the stadium of the future,” a multibillion-dollar project to reinvigorate the city’s downtown area and ensure the team’s future in Northeast Florida.

“We’re excited about it,” Jaguars President Mark Lamping said. “It’s been a long process.”

The 62,000-seat open-air stadium would feature a shaded canopy the team says will reduce the heat by more than 70%. The new concourse would be four times wider than the current one and include lookout decks offering views of the city. Improvements the team had previously made to the stadium – including two swimming pools and huge video screens – would remain.

Lamping said the hope is that the city and the Jaguars can reach an agreement that would allow for construction to begin in February 2026. Negotiations largely will be determined by Mayor-Elect Donna Deegan, who will take office July 1.

The financial estimate for the renovated stadium is between $1.3 and $1.4 billion. With improvements around the stadium, the cost would rise to $2 billion, which would be financially split between the city and the team.

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