Just after Urban Meyer was hired by the Jaguars in January, he stressed the importance of his players having the best of the best in regards to facilities and other aspects of the franchise.
In an interview on the franchise's in-house website Jaguars.com, Meyer said those plans could be in the works.
“We’re having a serious conversation about a facility here, a brand-new facility,” Meyer said. “I’ve put together a sports performance team that I expect to be the best in the NFL. You’re talking about Jacksonville, Florida … no state tax and all of the above … weather. I want this to be the destination place in the National Football League.''
WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union reports a majority of teams in the NFL have a stand-alone training facility, which includes both of the Florida teams — the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Dolphins' $135 million, state-of-the-art facility is tentatively scheduled to open later this spring. The Carolina Panthers' new training facility on a 200-acre site in Rock Hill, S.C., is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
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