Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Jacksonville Jaquars, NFL, Expansion
National Football League; Jacksonville Jaguars (Football team); Sports franchises; Florida
The Jacksonville Jaguars are the newest entry into the major sports explosion in Florida, as Jacksonville was awarded an NFL franchise a little over a week ago. Jacksonville joins Charlotte as the latest cities to be anointed by the power brokers in the National Football League. For the privileged Jacksonville has already spent several million dollars to secure the franchise, and now ownership will pay out $140M in franchise rights, while the people of Jacksonville will donate $121M for renovation of the aging Gator Bowl. In addition the new franchise owners will receive only one-half their share of the television rights for the first three years of their existence.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "NFL Expands to Jacksonville - Bob Woolf Obit" (1993). On Sport and Society. 320.