Jaguars, Jacksonville announce scoreboard plans

Mike Ehrmann

The Jags and their host city have released official plans on their proposed stadium upgrades.

The Jaguars will contribute $20 million to help finance improvements to EverBank Field, and the city of Jacksonville will cover the rest, according to Michael DiRocco.

The proposed stadium upgrade, which was announced in June, will cost a total of $63 million, and the city will pay its $43 million out of a sports complex maintenance fund. The majority of the funding will go toward the construction of a pair of new video boards, each measuring 55 by 301 feet. A new platform will also be added in the north end zone, resulting in an additional 7,000 seats.

The investment in stadium upgrades by owner Shad Kahn is reassuring news to a Jaguars fan base that has heard a fair share of relocation rumors, the most prominent and outlandish of which is a move to London. Dropping $20 million into a Jacksonville stadium doesn't sound like the team on its way out of town.

Why the Jaguars, who have been outscored, 129-31, on their way to an 0-4 start, want to draw more attention to their scoreboard is a different concern altogether.

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