Populous Renderings Unveiled for Jaguars’ Everbank Field Improvements
February 3, 2016
Renovations include a re-imagining of the US Assure Clubs, a covered Flex Field and an amphitheater
In the Jacksonville Jaguars’ annual State of the Franchise address today, Jacksonville Jaguars Owner Shad Khan and President Mark Lamping unveiled Populous’ designs and details for three improvement projects planned for EverBank Field. Populous renderings were released to show the plans for a complete re-imagining of the US Assure Clubs, a covered Flex Field and an amphitheater .The City of Jacksonville hopes the improvements will enhance and grow a world-class venue for a wide variety of events, while positioning downtown Jacksonville as a popular destination.
“This project and these facilities will allow us all to imagine new possibilities for events and entertainment in downtown and in the Sports Complex area,” President Mark Lamping said in presenting the details. “We want to attract fans offootball, concerts, the arts and many other interests to a new entertainment venue that Jacksonville has not had before.”
The EverBank Field design improvements include the installation of a glass wall between the Upper and Lower Clubs and the stadium bowl on each side of the stadium, thereby opening up the Clubs to a view of the field, the world’s largest video boards and the overall ambiance of an NFL game or other major sports or entertainment event. The covered Flex Field, which will be located along Gator Bowl Boulevard at the south end of the stadium, is designed to serve multiple purposes. It will be a climate controlled, covered pavilion with multi-use synthetic turf. Sliding “hangar” doors will allow the space to be used both in closed and open air formats. The facility will provide a venue for the football team to practice during inclement weather , and will also allow for additional fan entertainment events on Jaguars game days as well as year-round events for other special purposes.
The amphitheater is designed with 5,500 fixed seats and additional room for temporary seating. It will be located at the south end of the stadium, under a continuous roof that will cover both the amphitheater and the Flex Field. The goal for the overall project is to help bring more events and people to downtown, to improve the quality of life in Jacksonville, and to improve the experience around Jaguars game weekends and other events at EverBank Field. The creation of the amphitheater and Flex Field will attract more concerts, shows and events to Jacksonville, and the facility can also be used as part of events taking place inside EverBank Field.
For more information and to download renderings and videos, please visit populous.com/jacksonville.