The Jacksonville Jaguars picked up their first victory of the season Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. On Tuesday, the Jaguars got final approval for upgrades to EverBank Field.
According to the Associated Press, the Jacksonville city council approved funding for the stadium renovations that include $63 million scoreboards that are expected to be the world’s largest.
The city will pay $43 million with most of the funds coming from a 2-percent hotel tax that’s already in place. Jaguars owner Shad Khan will foot the bill for the remaining $20 million.
“Everyone who attends an event at EverBank Field is going to fall in love with these improvements,” team president Mark Lamping said when the deal was initially reached. “We owe our fans nothing less than the very best in-stadium experience. This up-to-date stadium technology will give fans the best in video quality, real-time content, out-of-town game action, fantasy football statistics, multiple-angle replays and create a personality for EverBank Field which is distinctly Jacksonville.”