MILLER ELECTRIC CENTER OPENS & TRAINING CAMP BEGINS
On July 18, the Jacksonville Jaguars and City of Jacksonville celebrated the grand opening of Miller Electric Center, the 125,000-square-foot facility that will serve as the new home to the team’s football operations. Jaguars owner Shad Khan was joined by Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan for an official ribbon cutting ceremony and media tour.
“Today is another example of vision becoming reality in Jacksonville,” said Khan. “But what makes this particularly gratifying is the vision certainly wasn’t mine alone. Our community, our city leadership, our football team and Miller Electric – everyone had the same vision and belief that we can do amazing things in Jacksonville. The best is still to come!”
A week later, July 26 marked the first day of training camp and the return of fans to watch as the team prepares for the upcoming season. With shade, oversized overhead fans for air circulation, chairback seats, and concessions, plus a team store and indoor restroom facilities, fans can enjoy an upgraded training camp experience at the new facility.
FOUR SEASONS UPDATE
If you’ve driven down E. Bay Street recently, you may have noticed our updated Jacksonville Shipyards construction fencing to include the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonvillelogo. The Four Seasons recently announced its official partnership with Shad Khan and Iguana Investments. We are eager to bring the luxury hotel and residences to downtown. Read full announcement.
COMMUNITY HUDDLES OUTREACH REPORT & STADIUM FACILITIES UPDATE
Last month, Jaguars President Mark Lamping led a series of Stadium of the Future community huddles across Jacksonville. This month, we released a report answering questions we received at the huddles while providing additional insight into our next steps and sharing some of our current stadium failures. Read full report here.
COMMUNITY CORNER: ‘BACK TOGETHER SATURDAY’ HELMET DONATION
During the NFL’s ‘Back Together Saturday’ at Jaguars Training Camp on 7/29, Coach Pederson surprised 215 youth football athletes with a helmet donation. All athletes received a new helmet courtesy of the Jaguars, just in time for their upcoming season. Each year, the Jaguars PREP program provides this resource to youth football programs and schools in need of sports equipment.
MAYOR DEEGAN HOSTING COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
Mayor Deegan will host a series of ‘community conversation’ public meetings starting August 3 in Mandarin. One will be held in each of the 14 City Council districts and topics will range from infrastructure improvements and revitalization projects across the city to health, to public safety, health and military and veteran affairs. To share your voice, click here for a list of meeting dates.