Daily’s Place Amphitheater and Flex Field
Architecture, Urban Design
American Football, Concerts
CHALLENGE. The first two-in-one amphitheater and covered flex field, Daily’s Place was conceived as an all-new way to activate TIAA Bank Field (formerly EverBank Field) beyond the eight homes games the Jacksonville Jaguars play each season. The Jaguars and the City of Jacksonville needed a venue which catered to concerts, theater and other events while also offering space for players to train.
Bordered by the stadium on one side and a highway on the other, creative design solutions were required to connect the amphitheater directly to TIAA Bank Field while providing ample space for the flex field all under one roof. The new venue needed to literally and spiritually connect with the stadium and reflect the unique landscape of Jacksonville while also offering a first-class concert experience and training field.
INNOVATION. The first feature visitors will notice about Daily’s Place is the roof, which reflects the current of Jacksonville’s estuaries and sets it apart from every other amphitheater in the country. By design, the roof provides a clean flow of air through the inside and proper acoustic qualities for any show it hosts. The roof and walls of the entire facility are comprised of expansive fabric panels which bathe the interior in natural daylight and come alive with LED lighting at night. An array of white steel columns and trusses emphasize the relationship between Daily’s Place and TIAA Bank Field, a stadium we designed in 1996 and helped update multiple times over the years. Those renovations include new experiences on the stadium’s north deck, locker room, training facility and premium clubs.
Daily’s Place also features physical connections to the south end zone of the stadium, which allow the new facility to utilize existing stadium amenities during events. Community, connectivity and event capability serve as the key drivers behind the design of each space, resulting in the creation of a first-of-its-kind entertainment destination for Jacksonville.
IMPACT. Daily’s Place stands as one of the most distinctive in-game experiences in the world; showing cities how they can increase their number of annual events and showing professional sports brands how they can connect with fans beyond the regular season. The venue booked dozens of shows immediately following its opening, bringing new audiences into the core of Jacksonville.
Daily’s Place allows us all to imagine new possibilities for events and entertainment in downtown and in the sports complex area.Mark Lamping / Jacksonville Jaguars
Facts and Figures
- Total acreage of site
- Amount of roof fabric
- 158,000 sf
- Stage dimensions
- 60' x 40'
- Distance from furthest seat to front of stage
- 135 ft
- Artist dressing rooms
- Tons of steel