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Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority moved forward with a plan to redevelop 70 acres of riverfront property downtown.

Officials gave the green light Tuesday to a proposal by Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s investment firm Iguana Investments.


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The Jacksonville Jaguars presented its 2017 “State Of The Franchise” address Wednesday.

The team’s president Mark Lamping began the event with a blunt statement:

“You’re going to hear some good news today. You’re going to hear some not-so-good news,” he said. “You’re going to hear and come to the conclusion that there might be some reasons for concern and you’re going to hear a lot of reasons for tremendous optimism.”

Wednesday on “First Coast Connect” we spoke by phone with OCEARCH founder and expedition leader Chris Fischer along with Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute Executive Director Quint White, who was in studio, about a collaboration to study sharks on campus. We also spoke with Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping, who gave us an update on the Daily’s Place Amphitheater being built next to Everbank Field. Erin Mangan of Communities in Schools of Jacksonville talked about programs implemented to help the school district’s graduation rate, and the Cultural Council of Jacksonville’s Ryan Ali told us about some the winners of this year’s Arts Awards with honorary chair Heather Moore.

         

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The Daily’s Place Amphitheatre is set to open next to EverBank Field in downtown Jacksonville in May.

The new venue is slated to host a lineup of musical acts, including the Doobie Brothers and the Dave Matthews Band.


The Jacksonville Jaguars broke ground on a much-anticipated amphitheater Friday and released new renderings of the venue.


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World stocks took a nosedive after news broke that United Kingdom citizens voted to sever ties with the European Union, a move dubbed “Brexit.”

What does that mean for Jacksonville’s deepening business relationship with its neighbor across the pond?

Not much according to one Jacksonville University business professor.

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Saturday the Jacksonville Jaguars will unveil what the team is calling the world's largest video boards.

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New pool and party cabanas, field seats and other premium seating options at EverBank Field are all part of the Jacksonville Jaguars' strategy to bring in more revenue without raising ticket prices across the board.

Team President Mark Lamping said the Jaguars have some of the lowest ticket prices in the NFL.

"We have to find other ways to increase our average ticket price, and do it in a way that it doesn't disrupt or give any of our fans a disincentive to come to Jaguars games," he said.