Jacksonville Jaguars inviting bids to work on the ‘Stadium of the Future’

The invitations to bid include survey, architectural, preconstruction and project management services for the more than $1 billion renovation of the Downtown facility.

The Jacksonville Jaguars "Stadium of the Future." is a renovation of EverBank Stadium.
The Jacksonville Jaguars "Stadium of the Future." is a renovation of EverBank Stadium.
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In a big step toward the renovation of the 28-year-old EverBank Stadium, the Jacksonville Jaguars seek sealed bids for work on the proposed “Stadium of the Future.”

Through Jacksonville Jaguars LLC, the NFL franchise requests sealed bids for services that include surveying, architect of record, preconstruction and project management and consulting.

The invitations to bid state that all aspects of the project are subject to an agreement on a lease amendment between the Jaguars and the city.

All work includes furnishing the labor, materials and equipment. 

The franchise, led by owner Shad Khan, seeks bids by noon on the deadline day.

They are:

Nov. 27 for surveying and subsurface utility engineering. A prebid conference is scheduled at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at EverBank Stadium, Gate 3, the northeast corner. The scope of work includes ALTA and topographic surveying as well as utility scanning services. An ALTA survey is considered a comprehensive land title survey by a licensed surveyor. It maps the property’s boundaries and provides the location of improvements, such as extensions, buildings, fences, roads, utility lines, access points and easements. 

Dec. 2 for architect of record services. No prebid conference is applicable. The scope of work includes full architecture and engineering design services including architectural, structural, MEP, electrical, fire protection, civil, landscape, graphic and signage, low voltage, AV, IT and security.

Dec. 2 for preconstruction services. A prebid conference is not applicable. The scope of work includes the review of design drawings for constructability, value engineering, phasing, scheduling and cost estimating. 

Dec. 2 for project management and consulting services. A prebid conference is scheduled at 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at EverBank Stadium, Gate 3. The scope of work is development management services that include the management of consultants and owner support. 

The bid invitations provide a contact: Mike Lopez at 704-975-3812 or by email at [email protected].

Atlanta-based Impact Development Management says it is a commercial real estate development management firm that helps clients “execute economical, functional, and aesthetically pleasing projects.”

Lopez is shown on the site as senior director and a civil engineer who has led site design for development projects throughout Georgia and the Southeast.

Impactdm.com says Impact has been selected as the owner’s representative for The Shipyards project, “a $300Million, mixed-use development adjacent to the Jacksonville Jaguars TIAA Bank Field.” 

“The almost five-acre development includes a 450,000 SF  Four Seasons Hotel & Residence, a 135,000 SF, six-story, class-A office building, a revitalized marina and riverwalk, and a 6,500 SF marina support building offering retail and restaurants,” it says.

It lists the Jaguars and the team’s developer and investment arm Iguana Investments as the client and owner. Completion is listed as 2026. The design team comprises HKS and PCL Construction.

In June, the Jaguars announced the organization’s vision for a $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion renovated “stadium of the future.”

It also lists the completed Miller Electric Center sports performance facility as a project.

The Jaguars created the 1stdowntownjacksonville.com site “as a platform to inform the community about our development plans, specifically the Jacksonville Shipyards, the Stadium of the Future and our ongoing community investments.” 

The site explains that the Jaguars’ current stadium lease with the city runs through the 2029 NFL season. 

“Crucial to a long-term lease extension is first determining the future of the city-owned stadium,” it says.

“The good news is we have begun that process with the city and other local stakeholders to identify a Stadium of the Future solution that will support NFL football in Northeast Florida for generations to come,” it says.

“In fact, this process has already allowed us to conclude that a renovation of TIAA Bank Field, rather than construction of a new stadium, is possible and the preferred path to the Stadium of the Future.”

TIAA Bank Field has been renamed EverBank Stadium.

The site says that for the Stadium of the Future, the Jaguars engaged eight sports architecture firms beginning in December 2021 to provide conceptual visions and chose HOK as its design partner.

“HOK’s process of developing construction drawings for the facility will help provide the basis for a rough estimate of the potential cost to deliver the design.”

The Jacksonville Office of General Counsel announced in August that the Chicago-based Sidley Austin LLP law firm will represent the city in negotiations with the Jacksonville Jaguars as the team seeks the stadium renovation.

The office said it made the choice in consultation with Mayor Donna Deegan’s administration.

The negotiations will include lease negotiation and other real estate development in the stadium area, which is owned by the city.

In June, the Jaguars announced the organization’s vision for a $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion renovated “stadium of the future” and a $550 million to $668 million mixed-use neighborhood around it.

The Jacksonville City Council approved legislation July 25 to authorize $150,000 to contract with sports business law and consulting firm Michael Huyghue & Associates LLC to advise it on the stadium renovation negotiation.

Deegan has said she expects negotiations with Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his negotiating team to start this year. Any public incentives agreement reached by her administration will require Council approval.

On Aug. 18, 1995, the Jacksonville Jaguars played their first home preseason game in the stadium after the former Gator Bowl was demolished and was replaced in about 20 months, according to a history by the Jaguars.



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