Jaguars "Working On" Re-sizing Everbank Field

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars watch the release of 10,000 balloons to end halftime ceremones during play against the Houston Texans November 27, 2011 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The Texans won 20 - 13. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

According to a report by NBC Sports Mike Florio citing Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal who spoke with new team president Mark Lamping, the Jaguars are looking for ways to alter the maximum capacity of Everbank Field without using tarps. Per the article,

"Removing the tarps would result in 80,000 seats, making Everbank Field one of the largest facilities in the league. And so Lamping apparently is looking for ways to more naturally adjust the NFL arrangement, pointing to the fact that the ’90s-era installation of a manual baseball scoreboard at Busch Stadium in St. Louis organically carved 6,000 seats out of the stadium."

As the article notes a large hurdle in the resizing project will be the annual Florida/Georgia college football game that can hold above stadium capacity and more with added seats.

Another great nugget to take note of is the fact that the Jaguars will have the help of Legends Sales and Marketing to help them in selling out the stadium no matter the capacity.

"Per Kaplan, Legends executive Chad Johnson will work on a full-time basis in the Jaguars offices. Making the choice of Legends somewhat intriguing is the fact that the company is jointly owned by the New York Yankees — and the Dallas Cowboys."

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