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Jacksonville City Council Approves TIAA Bank Field Name For Jaguars' Stadium

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WJCT News
This is an illustration by WJCT News. TIAA's actual design - which hasn't been unveiled yet - may look significantly different.

The Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday night approved changing the name of the home of the Jaguars from EverBank Field to TIAA Bank Field.

The renaming passed with a 18-0 vote. Councilman Greg Anderson abstained because he works for TIAA Bank, according to our News4Jax partner.

EverBank was bought by TIAA Direct last year, prompting an adjustment to the EverBank Field moniker.

“We’re excited for our relationship with EverBank to not only continue, but grow under the new name of TIAA Bank,” Jaguars President Mark Lamping said in a statement issued last month. “They have been a fantastic corporate partner for many years, sharing our mutual commitment to the betterment of the First Coast community.  We’re grateful for their long-term commitment to the Jaguars and to the city of Jacksonville.”

There's no word on when the stadium signs will be altered, how much that will cost or who will foot that bill. A company spokeswoman said the stadium's new signs will be in place for opening day.

You can read a longer version of this story on our News4Jax partner’s website.