In August of 2016, the City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Jaguars officially broke ground on a brand new amphitheater and covered flex field adjacent to TIAA Bank Field. Jaguars Owner Shad Khan and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry joined Daily’s President and CEO Aubrey Edge in announcing the new complex titled Daily’s Place.
Daily’s Place will house the new 5,500-person capacity amphitheater and 94,000-square foot covered flex field, as well as a luxurious back-of-house artist building. The soon-to-be-iconic superstructure will reside underneath a roof that covers both venues. Fabric and steel comprise more than eighty percent of the design materials for the project. Polytetrafluoroethylene fabric will be suspended from a series of steel trusses, each spanning 430 feet from the south end zone of the stadium to the southern façade of the flex field.
The state-of-the-art amphitheater has been designed with both audience and performers in mind. Audience sight lines, sound, and video technology have been given every consideration to ensure an outstanding event experience for attendees. The back-of-house artist building is designed to provide artists with the best possible environment to support their performance. The back-of-house space includes multiple artist dressing rooms, artist lounges, a VIP guest meet and greet space, laundry, and dining facilities.
Daily’s Place will be fully integrated into TIAA Bank Field, creating a cohesive environment for events and festivals to utilize the entire stadium premises. At the ground level, the new south end zone field super-tunnel will lead to a brand new central bar connected to the amphitheater entrance. The existing Bud Light Party Zone and Field’s Auto Terrace Suite areas will now be linked to the amphitheater’s elevated seating decks via access bridges at each level.
The covered flex field includes a regulation size football field with over 20 feet of auxiliary space around the artificial playing surface allowing for indoor practices by the Jaguars during inclement weather. At its highest point along the 50-yard-line, the roof rises nearly 80 feet. Flanked on the north and south side by massive airplane hangar doors, the facility can be used independently or opened up to the amphitheater via a sliding door behind the stage that measures approximately 53 feet tall by 60 feet wide. Along the south side of the property are four more sliding doors of similar size that, when opened, create an open air experience measuring 222 feet wide. When the doors are closed to the flex field, the space is fully climate controlled.
The construction of Daily’s Place represents phase 2 of the $90 million investment in TIAA Bank Field announced by the City of Jacksonville and the Jaguars at the State of the Franchise event in January. Phase 1 included the improvements to the US Assure Club and the creation of a new south end zone super-tunnel that serves as a brand new field entrance. Daily’s Place is expected to be completed in May of 2017.