Before the Jaguars can play one home game per year for four years in London, the lease that requires the team to play its home games at EverBank Field will have to be revised, according to News4Jax.com.
The question is how the City of Jacksonville will be compensated for the games that are exported to London.
The good news for now is that the Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown supports the effort to make Jacksonville and the Jaguars an international brand.
“We are excited for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the NFL in their pursuit to expand the game globally,” Brown said in a statement. “We support these efforts and look forward to working with the Jaguars to ensure success in this venture. This will also serve as a major building block to expose the city of Jacksonville as a destination on all global fronts. We intend to use the Jacksonville name, in conjunction with the Jaguars, to help expand our opportunities for business investment and create larger economic success for our great city.”
The Jaguars plan to play one home game in London in each of four years, starting in 2013.
It’s unknown whether they will temporarily change their name for the annual visits to the “Shaguars.” But here’s hoping they do.