Jaguars get final approval for new scoreboards

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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.”

50 responses to “Jaguars get final approval for new scoreboards

  1. “Both people who attend an event at EverBank Field are going to fall in love with these improvements,” team president Mark Lamping said when the deal was initially reached.

    Fixed that for you.

  2. $63 million to renovate an old stadium with a new scoreboard!?!?

    How about put that money towards a new stadium.

    Thank God Im a Giants fan and our team doesnt make dumb decisions……only delaying the inevitable.

  3. “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.”

    They can save some cash by purchasing just one digit for the “Home” side.

  4. Yes, this is what finally gets this team over the hump. Not years of inept play, a lack of identity, zero story lines, or apathetic fans in north Florida. This, this is what it’s all about.

  5. Jags Owner Shad Khan continues to invest in Jacksonville. Jaguars are the most stable NFL franchise in FL. With Kahn’s vision and long term investment in the franchise with the hirings of GM Dave Caldwell and HC Gus Bradley the Jaguars will be a franchise on the the rise over the next decade.

  6. It’s stories like this that help me get over not living in a town with a pro sports team anymore. I remember living in Indianapolis when there was a bit of controversy among some as to whether the city could afford $500 million to replace a worn out hospital. But $1 billion for a stadium, that was a no brainer.

  7. Win football games and compete for the playoffs every year, affordable tickets not in the upper deck, easy access in and out of the stadium, reasonable F&B pricing, improved food options, knowledgeable game day staff, security present to get rid of idiots who get blacked out drunk and ruin a game for those around them…those are ingredients of how to get fans to your stadium, not 65 million dollar video boards that will be already obsolete with their technology compatibility by the time of completed install.

  8. 63mil and the taxpayers fit the bill….sickening. Teams should at least be made to fit half (perfect world joe citizen wouldn’t have pay a dime towards it)

  9. ..While I don’t like the owner not paying for the whole thing, because they’re the ‘owner’, this doesn’t seem too bad when it comes to residential money footing the bill but I could be wrong.

  10. I guess this gives the jags 63 million reasons that their not going anywhere soon. What about up grading the Tarps that are all around the stadium. Need to address that improvement as well.

  11. Great! All 350 or so fans who show up to the games on Sundays will love the new screens.

    Use your money to put a decent product on the field, until then you’re just the laughing stock of the NFL

  12. Yeah new score boards are what they need, because a few more wins is too much to ask.

    Hell, The Tim Tebow Sideshow is too much to ask!

    Wow! Dod you guys see the new scoreboards at Everbank? No, I missed it! Were they awesome? I was too busy napping through another lame effort by the offense.

  13. LOL, I love all these jokes.

    1. The money spent on the stadium has nothing to do with how much they spend on players.

    2. Its not a single board, we’re getting 2.

    3. We’re also getting 2 infinity pools in the north endzone along with a second party deck.

    Or we can just talk about how 63M is alot for a single tv.

  14. The city of Jacksonville owns the stadium, not Shad Khan. That is why they are paying more than half. This benefits their application for a National Championship game and other international events. I think its a good investment. Plus, Khan has agreed to pay any expenses that go over the proposal…which probably means another 20 million.

  15. “” Or we can just talk about how 63M is alot for a single tv.””

    No, we can talk about how that is way too much for 2 tv’s, a pool and a deck.

    This team is long gone. What a waste. It was a bad idea to give them to Jacksonville instead of Baltimore to begin with..it has been a disaster ever since.

  16. Hopefully they’ll be showing NFL Redzone on those big screens. Would be so nice for all of those paying customers to have the option of watching actual football while at Everbank Field.

  17. A) Two great big scoreboards that would be used to show the game if it wasn’t currently blacked out.

    B) Tarps love big TVs.

    C) Those scoreboards are going to have to be huge so the teams can see what they say all the way from London.

    D) But are the boards going to be big enough to see ALL of Shad’s ‘stache?

    Take your pick.

  18. The NFL needs to decide if they are all in or all out for a team in Jacksonville. Wanting to send three to four home games in the future to London or never go against rumors they are going to be moved permanently is not how you build a fan base. I don’t understand how anybody right now would support this organization with the way it’s been run by ownership and it’s NFL affiliate. Scoreboards are not fixing this problem.

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