Shad Khan the Jaguars Owner Looking Forward to Keep Playing in London
By Myke Florio, NBC Sports
The owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars Shad Khan still have two years left on their current four-year contract to play one game per season in London’s Wembley Stadium, but Khan wants to extend the arrangement, he said in an interview with the Sports Business Journal. And is Khan actually makes it possible it would be a great opportunity not only for improving the Jacksonville Jaguars odds but also for the reputation of the team and the careers of the players.
“It’s been really great for us,” Khan said in an interview with Sports Business Journal. “Our goal is to extend it.”
And considering the results achieved last season at Wembley, there’s a good reason to repeat the feat again this year. Shad 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.
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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.