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The exterior of TIAA bank field, the stadium home of the Jacksonville Jaguars and host for musical events like the upcoming "Hella Mega" tour.
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Its been a hot minute since the Rolling Stones made River City history.

Jaguars Owner Shad Khan Interested In Purchasing Jacksonville Fairgrounds Property

Jul 1, 2021
Florida Times-Union

Jaguars owner Shad Khan's development firm is interested in purchasing the land that the Jacksonville Fairgrounds might be leaving for a future move to the Westside.

Jacksonville Jaguars mascot Jaxson DeVille cheers on the crowd during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Jacksonville.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are purchasing uniforms for schools in Duval County that are changing their Confederate names next year.

Jaguars Sign Jacksonville Native Tim Tebow

May 20, 2021
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Northeast Florida native and former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow as a tight end, the team announced today.

How A Toaster Turned Into A $20K Donation From Trevor Lawrence

Apr 20, 2021
Trevor Lawrence playing for the Clemson Tigers during a game in 2019.
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What began as a gesture to buy Jaguars presumptive No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence a gift from his wedding registry has turned into a boon for Jacksonville charities.  

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Representatives from Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration and the Jaguars fielded more questions from City Council Tuesday on the proposed Lot J mixed-use development project. A council vote is expected in early January.

This rendering illustrates a portion of the proposed Lot J Live! entertainment complex.
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Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri has decided to temporarily stall Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed $457 million Lot J development, despite pressure from the developer and Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration.

That comes after the city’s Downtown Investment Authority voted unanimously on Wednesday night to recommend that the City Council approve the deal — which includes more than $230 million in city investments — with some changes.

Jacksonville City Council President Scott Wilson
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Jacksonville City Council committee meetings have been canceled through next week due to Councilman Scott Wilson’s COVID-19 diagnosis, and that means the timeline considering Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed Lot J project has been pushed back.

Rendering of the proposed redevelopment of Lot J and the nearby area.
City of Jacksonville / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Carlucci is calling for an independent external review of the $450 million Lot J project proposed by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan.

A conceptual site plan of the proposed Lot J redevelopment.
City of Jacksonville

Dozens of Jacksonville residents spoke out Thursday night against Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed $450 million Lot J project.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Cordish Companies said Monday they are planning to move forward with a project to develop Lot J next to TIAA Bank Field.

Outside TIAA Bank Field, a sign with different safety measures near the entrance of the stadium. Security people in the background
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The Jacksonville Jaguars will be one of the only teams to host fans as they open the 2020 NFL season next month, and they’re implementing a number of safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Shad Khan: 'Racism, In All Its Forms, Will Kill'

Jun 3, 2020
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan
Evan Agostini / 2019 Invision/AP file photo

Editor’s Note: This editorial was submitted by Shad Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. It has not been edited.

Shahid Khan.
Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is withdrawing his offer to buy Wembley Stadium in London.

Our Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect featured Florida Times-Union reporter Dan Scanlan, local talk show host Angela Spears, Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski.

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Our Friday First Coast Connect Media Roundtable featured WJCT contributor Fred Matthews, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Tim Gibbons, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk.

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First Coast Connect was live Friday from downtown Jacksonville at Chamblin’s Uptown to celebrate the 2018 Jacksonville Jazz Festival.  We spoke with Jason Lewis, founder of Jazz Fest After Dark and Damien Lamar host of 89.9’s Taste Test.

Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured reporter Tessa Duvall from The Florida Times-Union, WJCT contributor and Board Member Charles Griggs, Daily Record reporter David Cawton and Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons. Their discussion included:

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Tuesday on First Coast Connect  we spoke Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping about the changes coming to the stadium and the proposed entertainment center at the Shipyards and Lot J (01:16).

Moveable Feast featured local legendary chef Matthew Medure (30:30).

Florida Theatre CEO Numa Saesselin talked about the history of the theatre and it’s upcoming annual fundraiser (38:20).

Friday on First Coast Connect  our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union Reporter Dan Scanlan, WJCT Business Analyst John Burr, Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and Beaches Leader Columnist Jon McGowan (01:06).

And a living musical legend is coming to the Florida Theatre next week. Melissa interviews the great Johnny Mathis (46:00).

Friday on First Coast Connect, our weekly Media Roundtable featured Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth, Financial News and Daily Record reporter David Cawton and WJCT contributor Fred Matthews (01:09).

We spoke with Albert Syles, President of Romanza, on St. Augustine’s history around St. Patrick’s Day and Bolshoi Ballet Academy Director Davis Robertson, who is in town for a show Saturday night (46:00).

Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union reporter Andrew Pantazi, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth, Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and WJCT contributor and board member Charles Griggs (01:51).

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Principal Melanie Hammer, Executive Director of the Douglas Anderson Foundation Jackie Cornelius and former student Tanner Lane talked Saturday’s annual Extravaganza (38:49).

Author Amy Chua told us about her latest book, Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations (46:00).  

Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union reporter Tessa Duvall, contributor Fred Matthews, WJCT Business Analyst John Burr and Beaches Leader columnist Jon McGowan (01:21).  

Florida Blue and Guidewell CEO Pat Geraghty talked about grief counseling they are making available to anyone in the wake of the Parkland shooting and his recent trip to the World Economic Forum and Davos (46:00).   


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Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping about the tarps coming off Everbank Field and other changes on the way (01:10).

Our latest segment of Moveable Feast featured Walter Bianchi of Gusto Restaurant (32:32).

First Coast Connect Book Club leader Stacy Goldring highlighted Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (36:41).

We heard about some upcoming events to raise funds for Catholic Charities of Jacksonville with Executive Director Lauren Weedon Hopkins (46:00).  


Folio Weekly

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Folio Weekly editor Clare Goforth about Folio’s upcoming Water Hogs feature (01:13).

We heard about the next She is Fierce! event in St. Augustine with founder Kelly Youngs and creative director Nadia Ramoutaur (29:53).

Shark Eyes inventor Shanan Worrall told us about his product that will be making its U.S. debut this week in Orlando (36:53).

Cole Pepper talked about the Jaguars disappointing loss to New England in the AFC Championship game (46:00).


     

 

Friday on First Coast Connect  our weekly Media Roundtable featured Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and Florida Politics Reporter A.G. Gancarski (01:01).

Janell Goodwin with the U.S Department of Agriculture gave some food safety tips if you plan on throwing a Jaguars playoff game party (46:00).  


Brian Hughes / City of Jacksonville

Ahead of Sunday’s playoff game between the Jaguars and Buffalo Bills at Everbank Field, Mayor Lenny Curry has placed a friendly wager between himself and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

Friday on First Coast Connect  our weekly Media Roundtable with David Bauerlein from The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Business Journal Editor Timothy Gibbons, WJCT Business Analyst John Burr and contributor Fred Matthews.   


Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

With a sellout crowd expected for the Jaguars first home playoff game in nearly two decades, the team is encouraging fans to arrive early both for traffic flow and to enjoy a full slate of pregame festivities.

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