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 … Read more

JCC Endorses Stadium Deal and Community Benefit Agreement

The Jacksonville Civic Council congratulates the Mayor and Jaguars for reaching agreement on a landmark deal to renovate the stadium and invest in a pathbreaking set of community-wide programs that ensure the deal benefits all residents. The Civic Council strongly urges the City Council to approve the Stadium deal and Community Benefit Agreement as a … Read more

Jacksonville voted third friendliest airport in USA

Nothing beats a warm welcome or a helpful hand from staff when you’re zigzagging through airport mazes. But bump into a grumpy TSA agent or a less-than-enthusiastic staff member and suddenly your travel vibe gets a dose of unnecessary turbulence.  In this study, we examined passenger feedback from Yelp and Google reviews about staff behavior, … Read more

The year of the Downtown public space

At long last, several high-profile parks in Downtown Jacksonville have opened this year, with more on the way in the coming months. Friendship Fountain reopened in February, the Emerald Trail’s LaVilla Link launched this week, and Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park will open in June, putting 2024 on track to be the most significant … Read more

ASUN is moving its conference headquarters to Jacksonville this summer: Here’s why

For Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida, calls to the office of their athletic conference are about to get a whole lot less distant. The ASUN Conference is moving its headquarters to Jacksonville during the summer, commissioner Jeff Bacon announced Wednesday in a press conference at City Hall. The 46-year-old conference would become … Read more