JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was quite a night at EverBank Field. The "mega event" began with a 3-0 Fulham win over D.C. United. Then came the unveiling of the world's largest video boards followed by a concert from country music star Carrie Underwood.
More than $63 million worth of enhancements have been made at EverBank Field since the end of last season including two pools in the north end zone and two new video boards that are each 60 feet tall and 362 feet wide.
The video boards were in use during the Fulham soccer game, but only one third of the screen space was being utilized. It wasn't until the unveiling after the game that all of the 21,700 square feet of digital canvas was in full display.
Mayor Alvin Brown and Jaguars owner Shad Khan both addressed the crowd before the unveiling which consisted of a video that showcased prominent locations and landmarks on the First Coast.
After the "Jacksonville in Motion" video, Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley came onto the stage to introduce Carrie Underwood. Before the concert, many of Bradley's players waited several minutes for an opportunity to take a group photo with the six-time Grammy Award winner.
The next event to be held at the new and improved EverBank Field will be a Jaguars scrimmage on Saturday, August 2nd. Admission is free but fans are encouraged to register at http://www.jaguars.com/rsvp/.