JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars are moving from tarps to pools.
The Jaguars provided a hard-hat tour of their $63 million stadium renovation Tuesday, showing off the world's largest scoreboards, a pair of in-ground pools and a two-story party deck that will include 20 cabanas.
Jacksonville removed 9,500 chair-back seats to make room for the new construction in the north end zone. That allowed the team to remove 12 of 16 tarps around EverBank Field. The tarps have been an eyesore for years and essentially made the Jaguars the brunt of jokes.
Maybe more importantly for a small-market franchise trying to change perception after years of futility, the covered sections won't be seen on television.
The Jaguars will unveil the scoreboards and cabanas at a Carrie Underwood concert July 26.