AUSTIN, TX - 02/28/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET)
The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Hellas Construction to install its Velocity turf at Daily’s Place, the all new covered amphitheater and flex field adjacent to EverBank Field in downtown Jacksonville. The facility will serve as both an indoor practice facility for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and a venue for concerts, special events and game day activities.
“We’re building a one-a-kind facility with Daily’s Place and have explored a variety of material options during the design phase,” said Jacksonville Jaguars Director of Strategic Initiatives Nik Sobic. “Given the facility’s dual purpose as both a venue for public and private events and a practice facility for elite athletes, the Hellas product was the best fit and came highly recommended.”
The Jaguars and City of Jacksonville broke ground on Daily’s Place last August following the construction of a brand new south end zone super tunnel that will connect EverBank Field to the new amphitheater. Known as The Cooler, this on-field premium fan zone is being upgraded with additional Hellas’ Velocity turf. This tunnel is the site of The Prowl, the Jaguars traditional walk to the field on game day and allows fans to get up close and personal with the team.
“Daily’s Place is a state-of-the-art entertainment venue designed to seamlessly integrate into Everbank Field and offer a world-class experience,” said Thom Chuparkoff, Populous Project Manager. Populous is the architect firm designing and planning the Daily’s Place project. “We’re honored to be a part of this project with the Jacksonville Jaguars organization and Hellas Construction,” Chuparkoff said.
Hellas Construction Business Development Manager Jacques Roman said, “I am very excited for the Jaguars and the City of Jacksonville.” He said, “The Jacksonville Jaguars and their staff have been nothing short of amazing.”
Daily’s Place will feature an iconic continuous roof made of PTFE and supported by a steel structure. The amphitheater will offer multi-level seating for an audience of 5,500. The flex field will feature a regulation-size field built with Hellas’ Velocity turf surrounded by walls that can be opened to extend the gathering space during events or closed for a climate-controlled option during inclement weather. The creation of Daily’s Place is phase 2 of a $90 million investment in the downtown sports complex by the City of Jacksonville and Jaguars owner Shad Khan.
Roman said, “I can't wait for the City of Jacksonville and the world to see the finish product of this outstanding venue. We are proud to partner with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Populous on such a state-of-the-art project.”
Construction on Daily’s Place is currently underway. The first show at the amphitheater is set for May 27, 2017.
About Hellas Construction, Inc. headquartered in Austin, TX, is one of the largest sports construction contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative artificial turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis planning, installation and maintenance. Hellas Construction is the trusted turf provider of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium and Ford Center, The Star at Frisco TX. To learn more about Hellas Construction, visit hellasconstruction.com.
About Jacksonville Jaguars - The Jacksonville Jaguars are a professional football team, one of 32 member clubs of the National Football League (NFL), aligned in the South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC). Founded on Nov. 30, 1993, they began play in 1995 and are heading into their 23rd season of play in 2017. The team is owned by Shahid Khan, who purchased the franchise in January of 2012. The club plays its home games at EverBank Field, located near the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Since their inaugural season in 1995 the Jaguars have won two division championships and have made six playoff appearances. Visit www.jaguars.com.
About Populous - Populous is a global architecture and design firm that creates the places where people love to be together, like Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Over the last 30 years, the firm has designed more than 2,500 projects worth $40 billion across emerging and established markets. Populous’ comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, environmental graphics and wayfinding, master planning, landscape design, urban planning and sustainable design consulting. With regional headquarters in Kansas City, London, and Brisbane, Populous has 17 offices on four continents. For more information visit www.populous.com.
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