Jaguars reportedly working to build permanent practice facility in London
The Jaguars are looking to expand their footprint in London by building a permanent practice facility in the UK’s capital city.
According to London news site City A.M., Jaguars officials have informally discussed with local representatives proposals to build the facility near Wembley Stadium, which would Cheap Hockey Jerseys For Sale make it easier for the team to prepare and travel to the site for future games.
The Jaguars have played in London every year since 2013 and are committed to playing there at least once a year through the 2020 NFL season. It’s possible the facility could serve more than just the Jaguars: Jacksonville owner Shahid Khan could also make use of it for his London-based Fulham Football Club, a soccer team that is currently playing in England’s Championship League.
The proposed facility also makes sense for the NFL, considering the league not only wants more games in the UK but is also considering creating a permanent London franchise. The league has a slate of four London games in 2017 alone, with the Jaguars set to take on the Ravens in Week 3 or 4 next season.
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