One team in the league may not be able to play any home games over the course of two seasons.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are planning to undergo significant renovations to TIAA Bank Stadium in order to keep the team in the city, even though the move could force the team out of Jacksonville for a few seasons.
Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry said on 1010XL in Jacksonville the team could play its home games elsewhere for two seasons, which would be in 2025 and 2026 while the stadium is undergoing renovations.
“The goal would be to play somewhere in Jacksonville,” Stadium renovations could push Jaguars out of TIAA Bank Field for 2 years (jacksonville.com) “Those discussions are happening, but two years is the goal. … I do know that they are considering certain sites that are local that could accommodate them for at least two years.”
If the Jaguars were to remain in Jacksonville, the largest stadium in the city is on the campus of the University of North Florida, which can hold up to 12,000 fans.
Camping World Stadium in Orlando has a capacity of 60,219 for football games. It would be the smallest stadium in use for NFL games if the Jaguars opted to play there for a couple years. It wouldn’t be too bad since TIAA Bank Field’s capacity is 67,814.
The team could also play in London at Wembley Stadium, which has a capacity of 90,000. However, the players as well as opposing players may not like that idea too much.
The Jaguars are the first NFL team to play in London twice a year, starting this year by playing in England for consecutive weeks. The NFL does have plans for an overseas division in the coming years, so the Jaguars being in London could signal a test run for the league.
The Jaguars have two years to make this decision, but it’s highly likely they won’t be in TIAA Bank Stadium for a few years.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.