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Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Plans for Stadium of the Future

As a home builder in Jacksonville Beach FL, we’re always excited to see new changes being made to the city to enhance life here for everyone. With the unveiling of the plans for the new Jacksonville Jaguars stadium that have just been revealed, there’s a lot to appreciate for fans and residents.

The discussions of a new stadium began back in 2016 and eventually it was decided to upgrade and renovate the current stadium, rather than build a brand new one. The architect for the project team, HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment collaborated with the Jaguars on turning concepts into more definitive renovation plans. The aim is to make it more accessible for Jaguars fans, visitors to the annual Florida-Georgia college football game, the Gator Bowl, international sporting events, major music festivals/tours and more.

“The design creates an iconic, accessible community nexus that ties together the surrounding neighborhoods and riverfront,” said Peter Broeder, HOK’s design principal. “The venue will celebrate Jacksonville’s natural landscape and climate, offering a park-like ambiance enriched by the latest amenities, engaging social spaces and state of the art technology.”

Fans will enter through a subtropical Floridian park, leading to the main concourse, which is elevated 30 feet above the ground, offering views of Downtown Jacksonville and the St. Johns River. The 360-degree concourse, four times wider than before, will feature interactive social bars and a variety of unique experiences alongside culinary delights native to Jacksonville. The seating provides for a base capacity of 62,000 with expansion capabilities up to 71,500 for a college football game and more for a concert. The venue can transform its appearance through lighting and digital technology that will create distinctive experiences. It’s also designed with sustainability in mind, as well as added comfort in reducing temperatures, creating shade, and enhancing air flow.

Jaguars President Mike Lamping says, “This project will provide a development boost to existing neighborhoods around the sports complex. Our goal is simple — maximize every ounce of positive impact made possible by this project so all Jacksonville residents may benefit.”

There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming years. Jacksonville remains in the top five for categories such as best places to live, best housing market, hottest job market, best place to start a business, and more. As a home builder in Jacksonville Beach FL, we’re excited to continue building luxury custom coastal homes, which will continue to benefit from Jacksonville’s continued popularity, growth, and renovation. If you want to be a part of all of this, contact us today to learn more about the homes and communities in which we build.

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