In a major step toward renovating the 28-year-old EverBank Stadium, the Jacksonville Jaguars are seeking sealed bids for work on their proposed “stadium of the future.”
Through Jacksonville Jaguars LLC, the NFL franchise requests sealed bids for services that include surveying, recording engineer, pre-construction, project management and consulting.
Invitations for bids state that all aspects of the project are subject to a lease amendment agreement between Jaguar and the city.
All work includes furnishing labor, materials and equipment.
The franchise, led by owner Shad Khan, is seeking bids by noon on deadline day.
November 27 For surveying and engineering of subsurface facilities. A pre-conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at EverBank Stadium, Gate 3, Northeast Corner. The scope of work includes ALTA and topographic surveying as well as utility surveying services. An ALTA survey is a comprehensive survey of a land property by a licensed surveyor. It demarcates the boundaries of a property and provides the location of improvements, such as extensions, buildings, fences, roads, utility lines, access points, and easements.
December 2 For Log Services Engineer. No pre-conference is applicable. The scope of work includes full architectural and engineering design services including architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, civil, landscape, graphics, signage, low voltage, AV, IT and security services.
December 2 For pre-construction services. Pre-conference does not apply. Scope of work includes review of design drawings for constructability, value engineering, phasing, scheduling, and cost estimating.
December 2 Project management and consulting services. A pre-conference is scheduled for 3pm on November 14 at EverBank Stadium, Gate 3. The scope of work is development management services which include consultant management and owner support.
Invitations to Bid Provide Contact: Mike Lopez at 704-975-3812 or via email at (email protected).
Atlanta-based Impact Development Management says it’s a commercial real estate development management firm that helps clients “implement projects that are economical, practical, and aesthetically pleasing.”
Lopez appears on site as a senior manager and civil engineer who has led site design for development projects throughout Georgia and the Southeast.
Impactdm.com says Impact has been selected as the owner representative for The Shipyards project, “a $300 million mixed-use development adjacent to the Jacksonville Jaguars TIAA Bank Field.”
“The approximately five-acre project includes a 450,000-square-foot Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, a six-story, 135,000-square-foot Class A office building, a revitalized marina and riverwalk, and a 6,500-square-foot marina support building providing Retail stores and restaurants. she says.
It lists the Jaguars, the team’s developer and investment arm, Iguana Investments, as the client and owner. A completion date is listed as 2026. The design team consists of HKS and PCL Construction.
It also lists the completed Miller Electric Center sports performance facility as a project.
The Jaguars created 1stdowntownjacksonville.com “as a platform to inform the community about our development plans, specifically the Jacksonville Shipyards, the stadium of the future and our ongoing community investments.”
The Jaguars’ current stadium lease with the city runs through the 2029 NFL season, the website states.
“Critical to extending the long-term lease is first determining the future of the city-owned stadium,” she says.
“The good news is that we have begun this process with the city and other local stakeholders to identify a future stadium solution that will support American soccer in Northeast Florida for generations to come.”
“In fact, this process has already allowed us to conclude that renovating TIAA Bank Stadium, rather than building a new stadium, is feasible and is the preferred path for the stadium of the future.”
TIAA Bank Field was renamed EverBank Stadium.
For the stadium of the future, Jaguar engaged eight sports architecture firms starting in December 2021 to provide conceptual visions and chose HOK as its design partner, the website says.
“The HOK process will help develop construction drawings for the facility in providing the basis for a rough estimate of the likely cost of delivering the design.”
Jacksonville’s Office of General Counsel announced in August that Chicago-based law firm Sidley Austin LLP would represent the city in negotiations with the Jacksonville Jaguars as the team seeks to renovate the stadium.
The office said it made this choice in consultation with Mayor Donna Deegan’s administration.
The negotiations will include lease negotiations and other real estate development in the city-owned stadium area.
In June, the Jaguars announced the organization’s vision for a renovated “Stadium of the Future” costing between $1.2 billion and $1.4 billion, as well as creating a mixed-use neighborhood around it worth between $550 million and $668 million.
The Jacksonville City Council approved legislation on July 25 awarding $150,000 to contract sports business law and consulting firm Michael Huyghue & Associates LLC to advise on stadium renovation negotiations.
Deegan said she expects to begin negotiations with Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his negotiating team this year. Any agreement on general incentives reached by its administration will require council approval.
On August 18, 1995, the Jacksonville Jaguars played their first preseason home game in the stadium after the former Gator Bowl was demolished and replaced within about 20 months, according to Jaguars team history.