June 10, 2021
A plan to transform downtown Jacksonville, which would include the "Stadium of the Future," was unveiled Thursday by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Called 1st DownTown Jacksonville, the plan reimagines the area around TIAA Bank Field as a hub for jobs and tourism that will "solidify Jacksonville as the Hometown of the Jaguars and the future site of a Super Bowl Parade," the proposal said.
While the plan includes adding a luxury hotel, enhancing parks and making the area a "world-class riverfront destination," the focus Thursday was on enhancements for the Jaguars -- improvements new head coach Urban Meyer have said are necessary to attract free agents and field a first-class team.
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