JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled plans for their vision for TIAA Bank Field in a four-minute online video presentation on Wednesday morning, a fully reimagined venue that will serve as the centerpiece of Jacksonville’s downtown area and keep the team in town after its lease expires in 2030.
The most fan-pleasing change proposed in Jacksonville’s reimagined TIAA Bank Field is the addition of a shade canopy over the stadium. The open-air venue currently features no shade, which can make for a hot and uncomfortable experience for fans, especially during the summer months. The new shade canopy will be made of a “first-of-its-kind mirrored material” that will reflect the sun’s rays and reduce heat retention by more than 70%. This will lower temperatures inside the stadium by 10 to 15 degrees, making it a more comfortable experience for fans.
In addition to the shade canopy, the reimagined TIAA Bank Field will also feature a number of other upgrades, including:
- A new video board that will be the largest in the NFL
- A new sound system
- New concessions stands and restrooms
- A new club level
- A new outdoor plaza
The total cost of the renovations is estimated to be $1 billion. The Jaguars are hoping to secure public funding for the project, but they have not yet announced a specific funding plan.
The Jaguars’ decision to reimagine TIAA Bank Field is a sign of the team’s commitment to Jacksonville. The team has been in Jacksonville since 1995, and it has become a major part of the city’s identity. The new stadium will help to solidify the Jaguars’ place in Jacksonville and make it a more attractive destination for fans, players, and businesses.
The Jaguars are hoping to begin construction on the new stadium in 2024 and have it completed by 2026. The team will continue to play at TIAA Bank Field during the construction process.
The reimagined TIAA Bank Field will be a state-of-the-art facility that will help to keep the Jaguars in Jacksonville for years to come. The new stadium will be a major asset for the city and will help to attract new businesses and residents to Jacksonville.