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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan expresses interest in Shipyards

10:00 PM, Jun 13, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Shipyards property may get a revival, if Shad Khan has his way.

The Jacksonville Jaguars owner expressed interest in developing the property on Thursday, calling it beneficial for EverBank Field.

"I've said all along, Jacksonville has great potential. Developing the north bank of the riverfront would go a long way toward achieving our potential. The Shipyards are the front door to our home, EverBank Field, as well as the entire Sports Complex. A new life for the Shipyards would be good news for the Jaguars, EverBank Field, the Sports Complex and all of Downtown Jacksonville," Khan said in a statement.

City of Jacksonville Director of Communications David DeCamp said the discussions with Khan are still in the preliminary stages.

"Shad Khan has expressed interest in developing the Shipyards property. The discussion was preliminary. Any disposition of city-owned land will follow the City of Jacksonville disposition process. We are very focused on activating the resident and fan experience on our waterfront. The Jaguars are an important part of the city's economy and brand, and we look forward to hearing more about this concept as their plans develop," DeCamp said in a statement.

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