Updated times: City, Jaguars set community meetings to discuss proposed stadium agreement

Mayor Donna Deegan, team president Mark Lamping and lead city negotiator Mike Weinstein will make presentations.

  • By Ric Anderson
  • | 5:18 p.m. May 9, 2024
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The Stadium of the Future logo.
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The city and the Jacksonville Jaguars have scheduled five community meetings to discuss the proposed agreement to transform EverBank Stadium into the team’s “Stadium of the Future.”

The framework for the agreement is expected to be presented before the start of the May 14 City Council meeting. The Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall at 117 W. Duval St.

The community meeting schedule. The city sent new times May 15 reducing the event length by 30 minutes.

• May 15 at Mandarin High School, 4831 Greenland Road.

• May 16 at Legends Center, 5130 Soutel Drive.

• May 20 at Fletcher High School, 700 Seagate Ave., Neptune Beach.

• May 29 at Sandalwood High School, 2750 John Promenade Blvd.

• May 30 at Westside High School, 5530 Firestone Road.

All meetings are 6-7:30 p.m. Admission is free and no registration is required.

Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan, Jaguars President Mark Lamping, and Mike Weinstein, lead negotiator for the city.

The city said in a news release the “community huddles” will include presentations from Mayor Donna Deegan, Jaguars President Mark Lamping, and Mike Weinstein, lead negotiator for the city. 

At a May 8 news conference to announce the launch of the Jacksonville Sports Foundation and the Atlantic Sun Conference moving its headquarters from Atlanta to Jacksonville, Deegan declined to answer questions about the proposed agreement.

The Jaguars are seeking to split the cost of the stadium project with the city. When plans for the modernized stadium were unveiled in mid-2023, the cost was estimated at $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion.

The Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium of the Future.

As originally designed, the new stadium’s features include a transparent roof shade that would shield seating areas from sun and rain, a mirrored facade and an elevated wraparound concourse with observation decks providing views of the St. Johns River and Downtown skyline.

The Jaguars included a $600 million adjacent entertaining and dining district with the stadium plans, but city officials said that part of the project was dropped from negotiations.



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