Jaguars owner Shad Khan said Friday that Fulham, the English soccer club he recently purchased, will play matches in Jacksonville’s EverBank Field in 2014, ActionNewsJax.com reported.
Khan indicated the matches would be exhibitions for the club, and he believes they would bring added exposure to Jacksonville.
“If you look at the eyeballs, the typical Fulham game has, you know, three or four million people,” Khan said Friday, per ActionNewsJax.com. ”I think it really gives us a huge amount of upside to play especially starting with the (friendlies) and some of the preseason games.”
Fulham is a member of the Barclays Premier League, which begins play on August 17. Note that Premier League matches can be seen on NBC, NBCSN, Telemundo and other NBC platforms throughout the 2013-14 season.