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Lamping Expects Jaguars To Decide On Shipyards Development Within Six Months

Lamping envisions the prospective facility to be football-themed
Jaguars President Mark Lamping “expects to know in six months” whether the Jaguars and Owner Shahid Khan will “pursue development of the vacant riverfront Shipyards property near EverBank Field,” according to Karen Brune Mathis of the JACKSONVILLE DAILY RECORD. Should the team proceed, it is “envisioning serving as the master developer for a project to include rental apartments, entertainment, retail, a marina and a park-like setting that includes a multipurpose facility that could be used” by the Jaguars or visiting teams to the TaxSlayer Bowl that “need a practice facility.” Lamping: “If we get involved, we’re going to make sure that it has some Jaguars theming as part of it.” Lamping said that the Jaguars “envisioned green space and park-like settings that would be football-themed and take on the look of a football field, or a covered multipurpose building that could work for an indoor practice facility.” He said that if there was an indoor field “open to the public, it could attract thousands of visitors to watch a practice.” Lamping, Khan and the Jaguars have “spent more than a year looking at the prospects of developing the Shipyards” (JAXDAILYRECORD.com, 6/12).
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