City Council voted 19-0, yes that’s right – it was unanimous, for a bunch of tacky signs and billboards in the stadium area for the Jaguars. The Jaguars get 75% of the revenue from the signs and billboards, while the citizens get all of the blight. Also in the deal was $148 million of taxpayer money in stadium renovations – which is more than it cost to build the stadium to begin with.
And the Jaguars got all of this for a paltry 10 free club seats for City officials and 25% of the sign and bllboard revenue. What a deal (Not).