City approves $24.4 million in work for Jaguars training facility

The two building permits allow Haskell to continue construction of the Miller Electric Center’s indoor practice field.

The Jacksonville Jaguars Miller Electric Center practice facility.Â
The Jacksonville Jaguars Miller Electric Center practice facility.Â
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The city approved two building permits June 21 totaling job costs of $24.4 million for components of the Jacksonville Jaguars Miller Electric Center practice facility. 

Haskell is the contractor for the work. One permit is for $19.4 million for the indoor practice field and the other for $5 million for work above the concrete slab foundation.

In February, the city approved permits for $24.55 million in foundation and demolition work at the facility.

Work began on Miller Electric Center in February at 1270 E. Beaver St. near TIAA Bank Field on what is a $120 million Jaguars and city project. 

After the 127,087-square-foot building began coming out of the ground, the Jaguars announced June 13 a 10-year naming rights agreement with  Jacksonville-based electrical and technology contractor Miller Electric Co. for the facility.

City Council agreed in August 2021 to split the cost of the practice, training and team office facility. The deal caps the city’s expense at $60 million and requires the Jaguars to pay for cost overruns.

The NFL team plans to move team offices; an equipment room; weight training; and medical facilities from the stadium to the performance center.

The facility will have an indoor practice field; two outdoor natural-grass fields with about 2,300 bleacher seats; a team store; and concession facilities.

Jaguars President Mark Lamping previously said moving the team’s practice and administrative facilities out of TIAA Bank Filed will allow the city and Jaguars to do a full renovation of the stadium before the team’s lease expires in 2030.

The Jaguars and the city have not announced an agreement on the cost or timeline of renovating the stadium.

Miller Electric Center is designed by Detroit-based architectural firm Rossetti which specializes in sports entertainment facilities design, including work with the Daytona International Speedway and Arthur Ashe Stadium for the U.S. Open in Queens, New York.