PHOTOS: Jaguars' new training facility will be called Miller Electric Center
The Jacksonville Jaguars' new practice and training facility will be known as the Miller Electric Center, under a naming rights agreement announced Monday.
The team’s $120 million headquarters for football operations is under construction northwest of TIAA Bank Field and is scheduled to open before the 2023 season.
The Jaguars did not reveal how much Miller Electric paid for the 10-year naming rights.
“It’s an honor that a company with such deep roots in Jacksonville, dating back to 1928, will be synonymous with the success we envision for the Jaguars and Downtown Jacksonville in the years to come,” Jaguars Owner Shad Khan said in a news release. “The Miller Electric Center will be at the epicenter of everything we do as a football team, as well as an organization, and we have great ambition on and off the field.”
Founded in 1928, Miller Electric Co. has grown from a local electrical contractor to a national company with more than 3,000 employees. From its headquarters in Jacksonville and network of branch offices, the company provides electrical and technology solutions to local and national clients in a diversified range of industries.
Miller Electric Co. has a long history with the Jaguars organization, having contributed to every major construction project since the team’s inception, including the original stadium construction (1993), the locker room renovation (2012), the north deck expansion (2014) and the construction of Daily’s Place (2017).
“The Jaguars' continuous investment in downtown has created significant job opportunities for thousands of trade professionals in our city," Miller Electric CEO Henry Brown said in the news release. "The Miller Electric Center is symbolic of our shared commitment to Jacksonville and to Powering Performance, both on and off the field.”
A public-private partnership between the Jaguars and the city of Jacksonville, the $120 million Miller Electric Center will be a state-of-the art, 125,000 square-foot facility that will house all of the team’s football staff and football operations, including locker rooms, training and medical facilities, office space and a draft room.
It will include two full-size grass practice fields as well as one indoor field along with shaded public viewing stands, concession areas and a team store.
The Jacksonville City Council voted in August to authorize Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration to borrow $60 million to help finance the practice and training facility and to amend the Jaguars’ stadium lease with the city.
The Jaguars would pay for the other $60 million, according to the city’s proposed economic development agreement for the project.
Construction began immediately after the 2021 football season.