Topic: Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan wants to find

JACKSONVILLE Kendall Sheffield Jersey , Fla. (AP) –  “creative solutions” for the sweltering summer sun that bakes the team’s stadium – and fans – early each season.One potential fix involves drones.Khan said Thursday at Jacksonville’s state of the franchise presentation that upgrading TIAA Bank Field is a priority and noted that adding a shade structure would enhance the game-day experience for fans. The billionaire businessman then mentioned one of the “many, many creative solutions” he’s seen.“There was a very creative solution with drones during a (soccer) game, kind of holding a cover up,” Khan said. “It was very futuristic, but it could be very cost-effective only on the days you need it. I don’t know how feasible it is, but as an engineer, when I saw that – that was for the World Cup in Qatar – I thought, ‘Boy http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com … sky-jersey , that (would) work very well for us.’“We want to look at creative solutions that are very cost-effective.”More Jacksonville Jaguars newsJaguars will be without starting CB A.J. Bouye, WR Marqise Lee against TexansJaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue, LT Cam Robinson out against Texans SundayJaguars lose QB Nick Foles for at least 2 months in discouraging season openerJaguars acquire QB Josh Dobbs intrade with Steelers for 2020 5th-round draft pickInjuries hurt Jaguars as they fall to Chiefs 40-26 in Week 1Khan already has invested nearly $80 million to upgrade city-owned TIAA Bank Field, including money spent on scoreboards, pools, an adjoining amphitheater and renovated locker rooms.He is hoping to break ground on another revitalization project near the stadium that will included a boutique hotel, a residential building, office spaces and an entertainment district. It could be years before that’s complete.In the meantime Qadree Ollison Jersey , Khan and the Jaguars hope to find a way to take the heat off their fans.Team president Mark Lamping pointed out that every franchise in the NFL except Buffalo and Jacksonville has either relocated, built a new stadium or spent at least $300 million on stadium renovations since the Jaguars entered the league in 1995.The Bills last month hired a firm to conduct a feasibility study regarding renovating New Era Field or building a new venue.The Jaguars have 11 years remaining on their lease with the stadium.“I don’t think there is any reason why this stadium couldn’t be a candidate for a major renovation,” Lamping said. “We really haven’t gotten into the details, but we do recognize that it is an issue for many of our fans.“If you are going to do something to that magnitude, you should be talking about it at least five years before you want it to be done. I would think it is not inconceivable that we will start discussions with the city, perhaps … over the next four years.”Khan tried to strengthen Jacksonville’s foothold in London by bidding $790 million (£600 million) on Wembley Stadium last April. He withdrew his offer for the English Football Association’s main asset in October after recognizing the extent of opposition to the sale.Khan and the Jaguars insist the move was never intended to create a potential relocation spot for the NFL team but rather a way to gain more control over American football in the burgeoning overseas market. It also would have funneled more money back to Jacksonville.Khan said Thursday he’s optimistic a Wembley deal could be back on the table soon, maybe after the Football Association changes CEOs from Martin Glenn to Mark Bullingham.“I think it has to make sense for the FA, but when that happens Brian Burns Jersey , I think it still is just as good a case,” Khan said. “I think we had a very, very good case for doing it, but I’m optimistic. I think eventually when they are ready, we will be ready.”Until then, Khan will focus on improving home games in Jacksonville.“The stadium has to be upgraded. I think that is our approach,” Khan said. “We want to continue to invest with the city to make the stadium be better.” ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed receiver J.J. Nelson and defensive lineman Josh Mauro.The Raiders also re-signed exclusive rights free agent linebacker Jason Cabinda and unrestricted free agent guard Chaz Green on Friday.Nelson spent his first four seasons with Arizona after being drafted on the fifth round in 2015. He had 81 catches for 1 http://www.carolinapanthersteamonline.c … tle-jersey ,439 yards and 10 TDs in 56 games. Nelson adds speed to the group, having been clocked at 4.28 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the combine and averaging 17.8 yards per catch for his career, the highest in that span for any player with at least 80 receptions.Mauro has experience playing all over the line and is strong against the run. He has three sacks in 59 career games with Arizona and the Giants.Cabinda had 21 tackles in 10 games as a rookie last season.Green played four games for Oakland with one start. He previously had played for Dallas and New Orleans.