Browns Planning Training Camp Facility In Columbus Tanenbaum Thrilled To Have TFC In MLS Cup NHL Not Pulling Golden Knights Nickname Jets Critics Turn To Woody Johnson Golden Knights Denied Trademark Request Minn. Gov. Weighs In On U.S. Bank Stadium Dispute Orioles Not Interested In Bautista Due To Likeability Mets Need To Shed Payroll After Cespedes Deal Budget-Conscious Yanks Bring Back Closer Red Sox Make Splash With Sale Trade
SBD/March 20, 2013/Franchises
Jags Owner Supports Team's Plan In Free Agency, Says The "Hard Way Is The Right Way"
Published March 20, 2013
FITTING THE BILL: In Jacksonville, Matt Dixon reported northeast Florida officials “have begun the pitch to secure $2 million in sales tax exemptions for improvements to EverBank Field.” The bill “adds a provision to state law allowing current publicly owned stadiums to be eligible for a $2 million annual sales tax rebate over 30 years ‘in order to meet or exceed the league’s facility standard.’" The team “already has a similar $2 million annual exemption under a law that allows the use of incentive money to keep or retain teams that play at publically owned fields.” That exemption has “12 years left” (JACKSONVILLE.com, 3/18).