Khan wants to extend Jaguars’ London stay
The Jaguars have completed 50 percent of their four-year deal to play one game per year in London. Owner Shad Khan wants to go beyond the current agreement.
“It’s been really great for us,” Khan told Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal. “Our goal is to extend it.”
And for good reason. Khan said that the Jaguars are expected to jump to 22nd in projected revenue for the 2015 season, up from 32nd when Khan bought the team in 2011. Playing one home game per year in London has helped that effort, because Wembley Stadium has more seats than EverBank Field and the ticket prices are higher in England.
Given that reality, some may worry that Khan will want to play all of the team’s games in London -- especially if he fears that another team will move there and cut off the demand for a once-per-year visit from the Jags. Still, Khan has been steadfast in his commitment to Jacksonville as the home base of the franchise.