Poll: Jaguars stadium renovation support boosted by community benefits agreement

The community benefits agreement included the plan to renovate EverBank Stadium into the Jacksonville Jaguars “Stadium of the Future” makes the difference between voters supporting the plan or rejecting it, according to a University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Lab poll released May 28.

Mayor Donna Deegan’s administration and the Jaguars announced a $1.4 billion stadium deal May 14 that includes $775 million in public spending and a $300 million community benefits agreement split between the city and team. The plan must be approved by Jacksonville City Council.

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