The history of the TIAA Bank Field dates back to 1927 when it was known as the Gator Bowl. The stadium was quite small at that time, yet upgrades were made throughout the years so that it remains the host of the Florida-Georgia game. However, in the early ’90s renovations were not enough to keep the Bowl as the host and a complete overhaul was required. So in 1993, a budget of over $23 million was proposed by the mayor, however, in the end, an overwhelming budget of $121 million was declared for renovations.
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|Address:||1 TIAA Bank Field Dr, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202|
|Stadium Owner:||City of Jacksonville|
|Former Names:||Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (1995–96, 2007–10), Alltel Stadium (1997–2006), EverBank Field (2010–18)|
|Structural Engineer:||Bliss and Nyitray, Inc|
|Renovated:||2003–04, 2014, 2016|
Now plans for renovations were put in play as the Gator Bowl was completely demolished. The construction of the stadium was completed in 1994 by Nicholas, Hunt, and Huber, while the design was made by HOK Sport. The new home ground of the Jaguars was initially named the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. Then in 1997, a ten-year naming rights agreement was made with Alltel and the venue was named Alltel Stadium. In 2000 the stadium received the honor of Super Bowl XXXIX. So a budget of $46 million was announced to upgrade the stadium. It included the installation of escalators, the addition of the Bud Light Zone, and more. Over the years, the seating capacity of the stadium was increased to over 81,000 people.
In 2007 the naming agreement expired and it was again reverted to Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. This name only lasted for three years, since its rights were purchased by EverBank and the stadium was officially known as EverBank Field. In 2013 a budget of $62 million was approved for the upgrades of the stadium which included $20 million from the new and the current owner of the Jag, Shad Khan. The upgrades featured the addition of the infamous “world’s largest” scoreboards, and several swimming pools were also installed in the terrace area.
A public-private collaboration was approved in 2016, which ensured that a $91million budget will be dedicated to upgrading the sitting capacity as well as the construction of a flex field, and an amphitheater. In 2018, the name of the stadium was changed to now known TIAA Bank Field as a reflection of the merger of EverBank.
Now the owner Shad Khan has proposed big plans for the stadiums. It includes converting the Lot J parking lot into multi-commercial use. While Shipyards will also be added soon, lastly there are also plans for a Four Seasons hotel. If these plans come to reality then the TIAA Bank Field is well on its way to becoming a fortress.
Jacksonville Jaguars Info
|Rivals:||Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Team Colours:||Teal, Black, Gold|
|Club Mascot:||Jaxson de Ville|
|Team Owner:||Shahid Khan|
|Top Passing Leader:||Mark Brunell|
|Top Rushing Leader:||Fred Taylor|
|Top Points Scorer:||Josh Scobee|
|AV Leader:||Jimmy Smith|
|Winningest Coach:||Tom Coughlin|
|Famous Players:||Tony Boselli, Maurice Jones-Drew, David Garrard, Marcus Stroud, John Henderson|
|Famous Coaches:||Urban Meyer, Doug Marrone, Gus Bradley|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at TIAA Bank Field?
Jacksonville Jaguars play their home matches at TIAA Bank Field.
What is the capacity of TIAA Bank Field?
As of 2021 TIAA Bank Field has an official seating capacity of 67,814 for Football matches.
When was TIAA Bank Field opened?
TIAA Bank Field officially opened in 1995 and is home to Jacksonville Jaguars
What is the ZIP code for TIAA Bank Field?
The ZIP code for TIAA Bank Field is 32202.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit TIAA Bank Field in 2021. Please visit the official website of Jacksonville Jaguars for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.