JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – Photos released in this week’s Jacksonville Jaguars report show the egregious problems with the team’s current stadium and illustrate why they say a complete renovation is badly needed.
The photos are part of a report the team compiled based on information gleaned from City Hall meetings held across the city last month, which were attended by about 2,000 people to discuss the stadium’s proposed redevelopment.
The images in the report show problems with electrical systems, catering, infrastructure, and plumbing, among other things.
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Ann Holmes has been a fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars since the team came to town in the 1990s. She said it was a relationship that went through ups and downs. Last season was definitely a peak, especially when the team held meetings with the city’s residents to discuss the future of the stadium.
“It’s very important that the fans inform the fans about different things,” Holmes said.
Following these meetings, where people could have their say, the team released a 99-page report detailing some of the key findings.
It talks about Jaguar’s problems and addresses, for example, the creation of new parking spaces.
But there is a section on page 68 of the report that says “Errors in constructing TIAA bank fields.”
It talks about electrical problems, emergency generators that are 25 years old and expired. As well as food issues that say the floors of the stalls need to be redone and have “become a safety issue as well as a sanitation inspection issue.”
Other egregious problems at the stadium, built in 1995, included a serious rodent problem and a problem with the coverage of the security camera.
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News4Jax showed the report to Holmes.
“This will let everyone, the fans and everyone, understand that we need a new stadium,” she said.
The report also shows how many requests for work orders were made by people at the stadium during the 2021-2022 season, with an average of six requests per day.
One fan said he appreciates the team’s openness and honesty.
“Hearing this, we know there is a plan for progress. And to know that I knew nothing about what was happening, I am grateful and grateful for the understanding of what is happening,” said Raijin McCloud.
The report also spoke of problems with the roof and structure.
The team refused to let News4JAX see the problems inside the stadium.
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