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$63 million makeover for EverBank Field

$63 million makeover for EverBank Field

The Jaguars and the city of Jacksonville have agreed on $63 million in facility improvements at EverBank Field.

City leaders including city council members, Mayor Alvin Brown and Jaguars owner Shad Khan made the announcement inside the team locker room Wednesday afternoon.

Shad Khan is leading the Jaguars into a new era of fanfare. The popular owner announced plans for an eye-catching feature at the football field: state-of-the-art video scoreboards. Both screens are a whopping 300 feet wide and 55 feet tall.

“The biggest and best scoreboards in the world will be at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida,” said Jaguars president Mark Lamping.

A who's who of Jacksonville leaders stood inside the team's newly-renovated locker room announcing a deal to further enhance the EverBank experience.

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:

o Two sideline boards, each measuring 3.6 by 579 feet

o Two displays in the Bud Light Party Deck and above the Terrace Suites in the South End Zone, each measuring 3.6 by 106 feet

o Two displays over tunnels, each measuring 6 by 22 feet

o One display in the North End Zone measuring 10 by 400 feet

• 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, interactive activities and much more than will entertain and serve guests in a fashion that celebrates the vibe and spirit of life in Jacksonville . Construction of the platform will result in the removal of approximately 7,000 seats, though temporary seating can be installed for major events that will require a larger stadium capacity.

Read more at firstcoastnews.com

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