SMG wins the contract to manage the City's Facilities.
(direct from the press release)
This afternoon, standing on the steps of City Hall next to Jaguars owner Shad Khan, Mayor Brown announced the selection of SMG to serve as the City of Jacksonvilles facilities manager. The Mayor unveiled basic contract terms that will save taxpayers nearly $1 million annually, provide the City of Jacksonville (COJ) with an immediate $1 million capital contribution, establish a $500,000 fund to attract and promote events at COJ facilities, and establish clear benchmarks for SMGs performance of its facility management responsibilities.
As always, Mayor Brown best summarized todays announcement: Our hard working taxpayers deserve savings and accountability. This agreement provides both. It will help us make Jacksonville one of the top sports and entertainment destinations in the nation and world. I am very proud to have worked with Shad Khan to make this achievement possible. Today is a great day not only for taxpayers and fans but also for the partnership between the City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Jaguars.