The Jacksonville Jaguars announced the organization will unveil conceptual designs June 7 what it calls the “Stadium of the Future” at its Downtown development website and the team’s social media channels.
In a news release June 6, the Jaguars said the 10 a.m. online release will feature a video visualization and renderings for the project at 1stDownTownJacksonville.com and on its social media feeds.
The Jaguars started exploring long-term stadium plans in July 2020 and worked with eight sports architecture firms beginning in December 2021 to provide conceptual visions for the city-owned stadium.
The NFL team announced in January it selected global St. Louis-based design firm HOK as the project consultant.
“Three years in the making, the Stadium of the Future represents the next step in the team’s efforts to transform downtown Jacksonville,” the release said.
“On Wednesday, the Jaguars will also share additional information about how the community can engage with project leaders in community huddles scheduled throughout Duval County in the coming weeks.”
Jaguars President Mark Lamping has said publicly that a structural analysis of TIAA Bank Field conducted in partnership with the city and engineering firm Haskell determined the stadium can be renovated and does not need a full replacement.
Lamping said in June 2022 that the team wants to complete designs and planning for a full renovation of TIAA Bank Field “well in advance” of the 2029 season when the team’s current lease expires.
Mayor Lenny Curry said in January that the city and Jaguars are early in the process of stadium renovation talks.
On the campaign trail, Mayor-elect Donna Deegan said she intends on recruiting outside negotiators with experience negotiating with the NFL to secure a renovation deal with the Jaguars and owner Shad Khan.
Deegan takes office July 1.