The Jacksonville Jaguars announced June 13 that its new training and practice facility will be named the Miller Electric Center when it opens in 2023.
The Jaguars and the Jacksonville-based electrical and technology contractor issued a news release about the 10-year naming rights agreement.
They did not announce the financial commitment Miller is making.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan, Mayor Lenny Curry and Miller Electric CEO Henry Brown are scheduled to make a formal announcement at 1:15 p.m. at the sports performance center construction site near TIAA Bank Field.
“It’s an honor that a company with such deep roots in Jacksonville, dating back to 1928, will be synonymous with the success we envision for the Jaguars and Downtown Jacksonville in the years to come,” Khan said in the release.
“The Miller Electric Center will be at the epicenter of everything we do as a football team, as well as an organization, and we have great ambition on and off the field. I’m personally very grateful that Miller Electric is joining us and the entire Jacksonville community for the adventure ahead.”
The 127,087-square-foot facility is under construction. When completed in summer 2023, it will house the team’s football operations including offices, a practice field and training facilities.
It will have two outdoor natural grass fields with bleacher seating for 2,300 people and an indoor practice field.
A team store and concession area will be included.
“The Jaguars’ continuous investment in downtown has created significant job opportunities for thousands of trade professionals in our city,” Brown said in the release.
“We are also proud to partner with the Jaguars on workforce development initiatives such as Construction Ready to expand economic opportunity in underrepresented communities. The Miller Electric Center is symbolic of our shared commitment to Jacksonville and to Powering Performance, both on and off the field.”
Miller Electric was founded in 1928 and has grown its market reach throughout the U.S. with more than 3,000 employees.
According to the release, Miller Electric has contributed to every major construction project since the team’s inception, including the original stadium construction in 1993; the locker room renovation in 2012; the north deck expansion in 2014; and the construction of Daily’s Place in 2016.
City Council agreed in August 2021 to pay for half of the $120 million development cost to build the Miller Electric Center.
The public portion of the project cost is capped at $60 million.
The project broke ground in February. The Jaguars will pay the other $60 million, cost overruns and ongoing maintenance of the facility.
This is a developing story.
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