AEW Headquarters Could Be Relocating from Jacksonville – The Jacksonville Jaguars, with ties to AEW (All Elite Wrestling), are exploring the possibility of finding a new home if negotiations with the city in Florida do not result in a favorable deal.
The Jaguars are owned by Shad Khan, who is also a co-owner of AEW along with AEW President Tony Khan. Tony Khan serves as the chief football strategy officer for the NFL team. During the pandemic, AEW used Daily’s Place, which is located next to the Jaguars’ home stadium, and even incorporated the stadium into wrestling angles and matches.
Tony Khan, who resides in Jacksonville, operates out of the stadium offices, which also serve as the headquarters for All Elite Wrestling.
Recently, the Jaguars made public their request for funding to build a new stadium and suggested the possibility of relocating if they do not receive $1 billion in taxpayer funding.
“Do you want to keep the NFL in Jacksonville?” questioned Jaguars President Mark Lamping at the AXS DRIVE conference, referring to a theoretical vote by residents to approve the deal.
The team believes that they need a new stadium to compete with other NFL teams, as well as addressing the challenge of being in the 41st largest media market. TIAA Bank Stadium, their current home, is publicly owned. In June, the team released plans for the new stadium, which involves renovating the existing facility and adding a canopy to combat the Florida heat, with an estimated total cost of up to $2 billion, seeking a 50-50 split with the city.
The Jaguars recently inaugurated a $120 million practice facility adjacent to their stadium. Should the NFL team secure a new stadium, they would need a temporary home for one or more seasons, with venues like Daytona International Speedway and the University of Florida’s stadium being considered options.
AEW Headquarters Could Be Relocating from Jacksonville