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Amateur Cycling National Championship Coming To Clay County This Summer

6 hours ago
shadows of cyclists on the ground
Associated Press/News4Jax

Clay County will serve as host for the USA Cycling Road Amateur National Championships this summer.

Former Jaguar Will Open A New Avondale Coffee Shop

Feb 5, 2020
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Arrelious Benn has seen not only the inside of football stadiums in cities across the country but also coffee shops during his eight-year NFL career.

Pictured: Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville carries the flags of the U.S. and Great Britain ahead of the Nov. 3, 2019 game at Wembley Stadium.
Ian Walton / Associated Press

The Jacksonville Jaguars will play two home games in London over consecutive Sundays, the team announced Tuesday.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

City leaders are trying to make Jacksonville one of the top destinations for sporting events.

City Council Approves Land Option For Armada Soccer Stadium

Jan 29, 2020
Armada soccer stadium rendering
Jacksonville Armada

The City Council unanimously approved a land option agreement for a lot north of the Fairgrounds in a move that could set the stage for a new stadium for Jacksonville Armada soccer.

Jaguars Already Planning Lot J's Phase II; Total Investment Could Hit $700 Million

Jan 24, 2020
Lot J rendering
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE / VIA JACKSONVILLE DAILY RECORD

Negotiators for Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan and the city have not drafted a final deal for his $450 million to $500 million Lot J development, but team leadership already is looking ahead to a possible Phase II.

Team Owner Ken Babby at Podium with Mayor Lenny Curry and others in team clubhouse
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

When Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Owner and CEO Ken Babby took the podium Wednesday morning to make a franchise announcement, he made one thing immediately clear.

TIAA Bank Field
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

A proposal is once again in play to eliminate an untouched pool of state money set aside in 2014 to help build and renovate professional sports stadiums, including Jacksonville’s TIAA Bank Field.

Jaguars President: City, Team Close On Lot J Development Deal; Costs Rise To $700 Million

Jan 14, 2020
Pictured: Jaguars President Mark Lamping watches from the end zone during an Oct. 13 home game against the New Orlean Saints at TIAA Bank Field.
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Jaguars President Mark Lamping said negotiations with the city on a development deal for Lot J next to the stadium are “very close” to finalizing a deal that could go to City Council with an eye toward ground-breaking in the spring.

PHOTO BY BILL BORTZFIELD/WJCT NEWS / LOGOS PROVIDED BY THE JAX SPORTS COUNCIL

Kickoff for the 75th Annual TaxSlayer Bowl is Thursay, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field, as the Indiana Hoosiers take on the Tennessee Volunteers.

John Raoux / Associated Press

The Jaguars have fired Tom Coughlin, the team’s executive vice president of football operations.

Mary Altaffer / AP

Axe throwing— throwing an axe to try to hit a target — is a fast-growing sport across the country including in Jacksonville.

PHOTO BY BILL BORTZFIELD/WJCT NEWS / LOGOS PROVIDED BY THE JAX SPORTS COUNCIL

The 75th annual TaxSlayer Gator Bowl will pit the Indiana University Hoosiers against the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

News Service of Florida

Move over Puppy Bowl, the 2020 Super Bowl has a new sideshow.

Jaguars Name Minshew Starter For Remainder Of Season

Dec 2, 2019
Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press

Coach Doug Marrone said on Monday that rookie Gardner Minshew II will start at quarterback over Nick Foles for the Jaguars in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. 

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