Media Roundtable: Upgrading EverBank Field With $43 Million In City Funds

Nov 8, 2013

A $63 million upgrade to EverBank Field looks to be on it's way to the end zone after Jacksonville City Council members heard a pitch Tuesday from Jaguars owner Shad Khan.

Khan wants to pay $20 million for the upgrades, with the city covering the remaining $43 million.

Jaguars president Mark Lamping told the council the improvements could lead to the hosting of other events at the stadium, including the College Football Championship Game, and that they are designed to meet the changing needs of NFL fans.

The changes include new video scoreboards, among the largest of their kind in the world, and a water feature.

Joining us on our regular Friday media roundtable to discuss this and other stories are our panel of local journalists:

Additional topics include the Forrest High School name debate, the 2014 Florida gubernatorial candidates, and Angela Corey's remarks at this week's James Madison Institute debate in Tallahassee.

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