The Jacksonville Jaguars, which is an NFL team owned by Shad Khan, who also co-owns AEW with his son, AEW President and CEO Tony Khan, has been using Jacksonville, Florida as their home state for several years now and since AEW and The Jacksonville Jaguars has some ties, the Daily’s Place stadium offices in Florida is also used as the headquarters of All Elite Wrestling.
The NFL team recently went public with their demands for funding a new stadium and even proposed that they relocate if the $1 billion in taxpayer money is not agreed to. The team feels they need a better stadium to compete with the average NFL team and the Jaguars have been dealing with being the 41st in media market size, which is a disadvantage to other teams. The Jaguars recently opened a $120 million practice facility next to their stadium, but could be looking for a new home should things not end in a deal with the city of Florida.
AEW has been using Daily’s Place for shows and matches, but could suffer the same fate and have their headquarters be moved outside of Jacksonville. If Jacksonville loses an NFL team, they’re never going to get another one, Jaguars president Mark Lamping said at the AXS DRIVE conference. Two venues could be used as possible stadiums for the Jaguars and those venues are the Daytona International Speedway and the University of Florida’s stadium.