US architect HOK has unveiled its design for NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars in Florida.
The project will be an extension of the Jaguars’ current home, TIAA Bank Field. As well as NFL matches, the stadium will host the annual Florida–Georgia college football game, the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, as well as music events.
The seating bowl has a base capacity of 62,000 with the ability to be expanded to 71,500.
The stadium design contains biking and walking trails, parklands, greenways, beaches and marshes. A subtropical Floridian park will act as the development’s entrance, leading to a 360-degree concourse with bars and restaurants.
Shad Khan, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ team owner, said: “From stadium discussions starting in 2016 to the formal process launched in July 2020 and now concluding, our objective has always been the same – lock in a promising future for the Jaguars and help our downtown become an economic engine to lift all of Jacksonville, particularly areas that have been underserved.”
Peter Broeder, HOK’s design principal, said: “This transformation transcends the stadium’s boundaries. The design creates an iconic, accessible community nexus that ties together the surrounding neighbourhoods and riverfront.
“The venue will celebrate Jacksonville’s natural landscape and climate, offering a park-like ambiance enriched by the latest amenities, engaging social spaces and state-of-the-art technology.”