Jacksonville Jaguars fans may soon get to see lots of high-scoring, exciting action at EverBank Field.
On the video board, that is.
As part of a $63 million renovation to EverBank Field, the Jaguars plan on installing a pair of 55-feet-by-301-feet video boards, the largest in the country.
Here is a glimpse at one of the proposed renovations to the stadium. Press conference will be up later in the day. pic.twitter.com/ERxrXoPfEF
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) June 19, 2013
The screens will be so big, in fact, that they can be segmented to show different programs. For example, while part of the screen can run replays from the Jaguars game being played at the stadium, another portion could be dedicated to different programming.
Maybe the RedZone Channel.
Jaguars president Mark Lamping told the SportsBusiness Journal that the team is considering broadcasting the popular in-game update channel as a service to fans and fantasy football owners alike after the new screens are installed for the 2014 season.
"We know this would be welcomed by the large portion of our fans who are transplants to Jacksonville, as well as all fantasy football enthusiasts," Lamping said.
While their task may be a little more challenging, the Jaguars aren't the only team that is looking for ways to encourage fans to come out to their local stadium. The NFL is trying to help in this regard, and the league recently mandated that teams place cameras in the home locker room for the upcoming season.
All Jaguars jokes aside, this actually sounds like a good idea. Part of the reason football fans are staying home is because they want to have the option to flip through channels and see all of Sunday's scoring plays. The problem with bringing the channel to an actual stadium is that it could lead to divided attention among fans. But if the team played RedZone during timeouts and other stoppages, this could turn out to be a nice service.
Jaguars fans certainly deserve it.
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