The Jacksonville Jaguars have gone through some big changes over the last year.
They changed coaches after a disastrous 2021 season.
Then over the course of the 2022 NFL season, they changed into a winning team.
Now the franchise finds itself hoping to make one more big change.
The Jaguars are looking to remodel their home stadium.
They are still awaiting approval for the plan they recently unveiled, but if the renovation does happen, they’ll need to find somewhere else to play for two years while the stadium is worked on.
There could be an interesting solution to that issue.
Yesterday, the team’s president didn’t rule out the possibility of playing at Daytona International Speedway while talking to Venues Now’s Don Muret.
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— Don Muret (@breakground) June 9, 2023
“It would be an interesting solution, but would also require significant investment in terms of infrastructure,” Mark Lamping said. “It can accommodate a big crowd. It would be a little wonky, but it’s worth considering. After the renovations, it’s nice.”
He also added that there are a couple of options that would allow the team to stay in Jacksonville for those two seasons.
They could play at the local minor league baseball stadium or the University of North Florida’s track stadium, but either option would be costly.
“There could also be a temporary solution in Jacksonville, adding seats to the (city’s minor league) baseball stadium or the track stadium at the University of North Florida,” he said. “Both options come with a big (retrofit) of $125 million.”
Wherever they land on to play during the renovations, the Jacksonville Jaguars could end up getting a pretty nice upgrade if they make it all work.