THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER… AT MILLER ELECTRIC CENTER!
With the irrigation system framework in place, Miller Electric Center’s outdoor practice fields natural turf installation is taking shape.
Nearly 1,000 rolls of sod weighing in at roughly 820 tons were laid over three consecutive days. Each roll is 157.5 SF, and a specialty machine pushes them together to ensure no gaps or seams.
Miller Electric Center’s new Pro Shop is also coming along and once complete will feature 900 SF of Jaguars merchandise. Run by Fanatics, the shop will be open to the public during training camp, Fridays of home game weeks, and home games.
Public art pieces for Miller Electric Center are also underway. Local sculpture artist Aisling Millar McDonald was recently on-site for an interview with First Coast News. She brought a miniature replica of her soon-to-be sculpted 16-foot-tall ‘Rising Coalescence’ piece that’ll adorn the player entry lobby. She says her sculpture represents “various aspects of a community stepping up and coming together to support and elevate its future.”
COMMUNITY CORNER: FLOSSIE BRUNSON PARK RIBBON CUTTING
The Jaguars, LIFT JAX and the Historic Eastside CDC have partnered to bring about long-standing change to the OUTEAST community. Part of the Jaguars and Shad Khan’s initial $1 million investment into OUTEAST is a contribution to the betterment of Flossie Brunson-Eastside Community Center & Playground, a key community gathering destination. It features two basketball courts, a baseball field, playground, and multi-use field. The playground was last updated more than 20 years ago and now touts new, inclusive, safe equipment for children and families to enjoy. On April 25, Jaguars President Mark Lamping, Jaxson-de-Ville and members of THE ROAR attended the ribbon cutting ceremony to help re-open the newly renovated playground alongside many key community partners. As part of the community celebration, Jaguars PREP hosted a community youth football camp welcoming the youth in the neighborhood.
Our sixth Construction Ready class kicked off April 17 and will conclude May 12. The free-to-students, four-week training program allows area residents an opportunity for a rewarding, full-time construction career. Several previous Construction Ready graduates are working on Miller Electric Center.
A STRONG FOUNDATION
April has brought soil mixing and site leveling to the Jacksonville Shipyards parcel as grading on our six-story office building and Four Seasons Hotel and Residencespad continues.