Jacksonville Jaguars identify top-ranked ‘Stadium of the Future’ bid respondents

The team will negotiate preconstruction, architect of record, environmental site assessment, surveying and geotechnical services contracts for the more than $1 billion renovation.

An endzone view at the Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium of the Future.
An endzone view at the Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium of the Future.
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In another big step toward the renovation of the 29-year-old EverBank Stadium, the Jacksonville Jaguars has posted notice of competitive selection of at least five companies that responded to sealed bids for work on the proposed “Stadium of the Future.”

Jacksonville Jaguars LLC posted public notices that it intends to negotiate contracts with top-ranked respondents to those requests for proposals. 

Those include:

AECOM Hunt/Barton Malow as the top-ranked and only respondent to the RFP for preconstruction services. AECOM Hunt is based in Dallas. Barton Malow, based in Southfield, Michigan, has 14 offices in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. AECOM Hunt and Barton Malow already were serving as preconstruction manager.

HOK, already a design partner, as the top-ranked and only respondent for architect of record services. HOK is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

 Terracon, the top-ranked among four respondents for the Phase 1 environmental site assessment services. Terracon is based in Olathe, Kansas, near Kansas City, and has an office in Jacksonville.

ETM Surveying & Mapping, the top-ranked among seven respondents for surveying and subsurface utility engineering services. Known as ETM Survey, the company is affiliated with Jacksonville-based England-Thims & Miller Inc.

Langan, the top-ranked of six respondents for geotechnical services. Langan Engineering & Environmental Services is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, and has an office in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars said any protests to those choices should be submitted by the deadline set in the RFP.

The Jaguars also said ImpactDM was the top-ranked among three respondents for project management. Separately, Jacksonville Jaguars LLC also has issued more invitations to bid. Atlanta-based Impact Development Management has been assisting the process.

One bid is for insurance brokerage services for the Stadium of the Future due at noon Jan. 15. That scope of work is, on behalf of the Jaguars, procurement to obtain and carry applicable insurance coverage for the stadium renovation project.

Another is a bid for cost-estimating consulting services due at noon Jan. 22.  The consultant will work with the Jaguars and the architect to provide cost estimating, value engineering, constructability review and other preconstruction services.

Fireworks explode over this aerial rendering of the Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium of the Future.

City extends deadline

Meanwhile, the city of Jacksonville is extending its deadline for bids on a contract to provide the city with expertise in planning and preconstruction issues related to potential stadium improvements for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

After the original deadline passed at 2 p.m. Dec. 20, the city reported that bids would be accepted until 2 p.m. Jan. 10 under the extension. 

The city Public Affairs Office said at least one bid was submitted by the original deadline, but other firms that were interested in pursuing the contract requested more time to prepare their bids due to the complexity and scope of services in the contract. 

Services include aiding the city’s negotiating team in reviewing construction estimates, preparing budgets and analyzing the durability of the stadium’s infrastructure. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars LLC bids

Through Jacksonville Jaguars LLC, the NFL franchise, led by owner Shad Khan, had requested sealed bids for services that included surveying, architect of record, preconstruction and project management and consulting.

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

Some seats in the Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium include multiple video screens and marble counters.

All work includes furnishing the labor, materials and equipment. 

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

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

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

TIAA Bank Field has been renamed EverBank Stadium.

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.

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

Status reports

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.” 

A rendering of a concourse inside the Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium of the Future.

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.”

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.

An aerial rendering of the Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium of the Future at the site of its current facility Downtown along the St. Johns River.

“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.

A shop area is shown in a rendering of the Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium of the Future.

Project vision

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 expected negotiations with Khan and his negotiating team to start in late 2023. Any public incentives agreement reached by her administration will require Council approval.

On Aug. 18, 1995, the 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  team.



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