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Jaguars to Play Two "Home" Games in London in 2020

Feb 4, 2020 Jacksonville Jaguars
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The Jacksonville Jaguars today announced that the Jaguars will play two of their home games at Wembley Stadium, connected by EE, over consecutive Sundays in London in 2020, making them the first team in NFL history to play two home games outside of the United States in the same regular season. The timing of this announcement is strategically aligned with the team's ambitious and big-picture plans for Jacksonville and, specifically, the planned Lot J development. When completed, Phase One of the proposed $500 million Lot J project in partnership with Cordish Companies would feature an entertainment district, a 200-room hotel, residential buildings offering 405 units and additional parking. Overall, the Lot J project is designed to redefine the downtown experience and landscape while stimulating further development in the downtown and stadium area. It is also the latest, and biggest, endeavor spearheaded by the Jaguars to help Jacksonville realize its full potential. "First, I want to make it clear that our first priority is winning, and anything we do or say away from that will never be more important than giving Jacksonville a team that wins and the community can be proud to call its own," added Shad Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. "We are committed first and foremost to winning, and that commitment drives me and everyone at the Jaguars every day.

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The Pier Cantina and Sandbar to Close

Aug 20, 2019 Jacksonville Business Journal
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The Pier Jax Beach will be closing September 22nd. Construction on a new 136 room Springhill Suites by Marriott will begin immediately. The hotel will be 56 feet tall, 21 feet taller than the current 35-foot maximum set in city codes, due to a 2010 settlement agreement. The hotel will include a 600-square-foot retail space, 123 valet parking space, and a second floor bar and pool area. The property was purchased for $6 million on July 31st.

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