ATLANTA (Mar. 15, 2022) – Impact Development Management has been selected as the owner’s representative for the new Sports Performance Center, a public-private partnership between the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and the City of Jacksonville, already under construction next to TIAA Bank Field in downtown Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Jaguars will be the main tenant of the facility and will maintain the property, which will be owned by the City.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the Jaguars organization on the Sports Performance Center – a much-anticipated first-step towards their long-term vision for downtown Jacksonville,” said Jason Hughes, president and one of three owners of the company. “Our number one priority is to support the goals of the project and its ownership in a way that benefits the surrounding community and fan base in anticipation of the Stadium of the Future much like we did successfully at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.”
Development of the estimated $120 million training facility is expected to be completed in time for Jaguars training camp in Summer 2023. This state-of-the-art facility will feature two outdoor natural grass fields, and one indoor full size synthetic turf field as well as public fan amenities, which include grandstands to seat more than 2,100 Jaguars fans for a one-of-a-kind training camp experience. Locker rooms, conference rooms, training and rehabilitation spaces, medical support facilities, a weight room, team dining facilities, and a draft room will also be included in the city-owned performance facility.
“The construction of the Sports Performance Center is a critical step toward our vision for a revitalized downtown Jacksonville,” said Jaguars President Mark Lamping. “Impact Development Management brings a wealth of experience from their work on previous first-class NFL venues that will help us deliver the elevated vision we have for new facility.”
As the project’s owner’s representative, Impact Development Management will handle the project management of all aspects of the project, from design to post-completion. The firm will bring the concept to life and have an IMPACT by combining institutional investment, development, and project management expertise with entrepreneurial enthusiasm, energy, and adaptability. To also help bring this vision to fruition will be renowned architecture firm, ROSSETTI and accomplished Contractor, Haskell.
Greg Wieting, vice president at IMPACT shares, “Collaborating with our team and other firms to manage projects is one of our strengths that clients appreciate, and it has a tremendous impact on the results for clients, projects, and communities. Through commercial development initiatives like the Sports Performance Center, we are able to have a positive influence on individuals and the surrounding communities whether by spurring economic growth or bringing people together. We are thrilled to be a partner on this project and look forward to seeing it through completion.”
Developing projects that will have a positive influence on people and communities is one of the core values of Impact Development Management. Regardless of project size, scale, or location, the Atlanta-based development management group’s experience is sought for throughout the nation. In addition to the iconic Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, IMPACT has managed commercial development projects in healthcare, sports and entertainment, education, and other facilities across the nation to help organizations plan and grow.
More information on the Jacksonville Sports Performance Center and the broader vision can be found here: https://1stdowntownjacksonville.com/stadium-of-the-future/.
About Impact Development Management
The mission of Impact Development Management is to positively impact people and communities through commercial development projects. The expertise of the Atlanta-based development management group is sought after across the country for delivering a high-level of service, no matter the size, scope, or location of a project. IMPACT has managed more than 570 projects valued at $12 billion in variety of market segments, from the signature Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and TK Elevator’s Innovation and Qualification Center in Cobb County, Ga., to Northside Cherokee Hospital, The Bellyard Hotel at the Interlock in Atlanta, Adela at MiMo Bay apartments in Miami, Emory Medical Office Building at the Atlanta Falcons’ Training Facility, Atlanta United’s Training Facility, Kennesaw State University Student Housing, and many others.