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Jaguars stadium negotiator gives update on ‘Stadium of the Future’ progress

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Residents of Jacksonville are getting a better idea of what the Jaguars’ “Stadium of the Future” could look like.

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The architects and designers working on it reported at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting that they’re about 30% into the project.

The city’s head stadium negotiator Mike Weinstein said that the Deegan Administration hopes to negotiate a new lease with the Jaguars.

“We’re going to have a new lease. We have a lease that was done in ‘93. It’s 30 years old. It’s been amended 15 times. The first game was in ‘95. We’re working on a brand new lease that hopefully will incorporate the Miller Electric location, as well as Daily’s Place, and maybe Flexfield,” Weinstein told City Council.

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The goal is to have all the obligations of the city and the Jags on one timeline that makes sense.

The city also wants to negotiate the following in a stadium lease deal with the Jaguars: a non-relocation agreement to keep the Jags in Jacksonville, a guaranteed minimum number of home games per season and a community benefit agreement, which is essentially a promise for charitable giving and community service by the team.

The city also wants a separate parking agreement with the Jaguars. The city foresees wanting to change the parking agreement more often than the terms of the proposed stadium lease.

Read: ‘We really want it to happen:’ Jacksonville Jaguars president talks ‘stadium of the future’ details

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