The Sports Performance Center, the first step toward the stadium of the future, is officially under construction. The Jaguars and the City of Jacksonville broke ground in January right after the conclusion of the 2021 season and already old field lights and bleachers have disappeared. Permitting is complete for foundations for new outdoor bleachers with retail shops below, as well as the indoor practice facility. The facility remains on target to open ahead of the 2023 season.  

You can follow along with the progress live on the 1st DownTown Jacksonville website. Click here to check out our construction web cam!


This month, the Jaguars announced a $100,000 commitment to help fund the expansion of Construction Ready in the state of Florida. The nonprofit plans to offer Jacksonville residents four free 20-day construction education programs that end with training, credentialing, and job placement. Many of the graduates will have an opportunity to work on the Sports Performance Center and Shipyards in addition to other development projects in the region. Read more about it in the Florida Times-Union – Jaguars and Georgia-based nonprofit bringing free construction classes to Jacksonville.

The first class will begin mid-March.  For more information on future classes or to register, applicants should visit


The momentum toward a revitalized downtown Jacksonville is palpable right now. Check out some of the latest news articles on all the exciting developments happening in and around downtown Jax!

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Agency Landscape to start contract talks with city on Shipyards West park design

City Council approves $650,000 grant for LIFT JAX’s Eastside grocery rehab

Design inspired by Taylor Hardwick gets nod for $140 million high-rise in downtown