Forward Progress for Downtown

Fueled by an outpouring of support for downtown development from throughout our community, Iguana Investments and the Jacksonville Jaguars are gearing up for a revitalized downtown. With Miller Electric Center and the Jacksonville Shipyards, the game plan is just getting started. Huddle up and join 1st DownTown Jacksonville — your go-to source for news, updates, and opportunities to share your thoughts on downtown Jacksonville’s future.

Our Vision for the STADIUM of the future

The Jaguars and City of Jacksonville officials began work toward a long-term stadium solution in July 2020 with a thorough engineering assessment of the current stadium, EverBank Stadium. The assessment concluded that it was possible to solve stadium challenges via a renovation of the city-owned facility versus new construction. After its selection as architect for the project team, HOK’s Sports + Recreation practice then collaborated with the Jaguars on turning concepts into more definitive renovation plans.

We are united in supporting a vision for Downtown Jacksonville that includes:

Drawing inspiration from Jacksonville’s lush landscapes—a network of biking and walking trails, parklands, greenways, beaches and marshes—the striking design captures the essence of Florida. Fans will enter through a subtropical Floridian park, leading them to the main concourse. The concourse is elevated 30 feet above the ground, offering expansive views for Downtown Jacksonville and the St. Johns River.

The 360-degree concourse, four times wider than before, will feature interactive social bars and a variety of unique experiences alongside culinary delights native to Jacksonville. Every fan will discover something unique during each visit to the venue, which offers a wide range of premium offerings and communal spaces.

The seating bowl flexibility provides for a base capacity of 62,000 with expansion capabilities up to 71,500 for a college football game and more for a concert. The venue can transform its appearance through lighting and digital technology that will create distinctive game-day experiences while ensuring that fans stay connected.

The stadium is designed with sustainability in mind. With a first-of-its-kind mirrored material, the energy-efficient facade reflects Jacksonville’s waterfront, vegetation and distinct spirit. The open-air venue features a large shade canopy that reduces heat retention by more than 70 percent, lowers temperatures 10 to 15 degrees and protect fans from the weather. The façade is raised at the northern and southern ends to optimize airflow, enabling passive cooling throughout the stadium.

The stadium will feature lookout decks that offer citywide views. A fritted roof membrane introduces dispersed ambient light throughout the stadium interior.

Construction will generate thousands of jobs and, once complete, the stadium will become a source of immense civic pride and a coveted destination for residents and visitors alike to Jacksonville, which was rated by Lending Tree earlier this year as No. 5 among America’s Biggest Boomtowns – and No. 1 among NFL markets.

What’s next?

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Downtown Jacksonville sits within the intersection of arts and entertainment, recreation and residential – and now, more than ever, is the time for transformation. The Jacksonville Shipyards and Miller Electric Center provide the first steps toward our collective vision, paving the way for future developments as a catalyst for growth in and around our urban district.

Join us and follow along for key updates as they unfold.

Sports Performance Center

Miller Electric Center

Miller Electric Center, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 125,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art training and practice facility, is the first step toward the Stadium of the Future.

Jacksonville Shipyards Rendering

The Jacksonville Shipyards

The Jacksonville Shipyards, including a restored Metropolitan Park, will deliver a downtown experience that blends urban design with waterfront dining and entertainment.

Jacksonville Shipyards Rendering

Building Our Downtown

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