A Perfect Partnership: Jaguars and Miller Electric Share a Long History
Since its inception as an NFL team, Miller Electric Company has been involved with the Jacksonville Jaguars. From renovating the stadium in 1993 to our newest venture in building their performance center in 2022, our shared missions of community have always been apparent. During our 29-year relationship, there have been numerous community events where Miller Electric Company and the Jaguars have come together to support different causes, including volunteering with local elementary schools, at the Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital, and For the Love of Football Fantennial Weekend.
With the Jaguars’ mission of being “proud, bold, and committed in everything we do” and Miller Electric Company’s core values of “trust, collaboration, safety, quality, stewardship, and community,” the partnership between the two companies creates an intersection of support for our local community. Jaguars President Mark Lamping said in a blog post, “Having local companies involved in the construction was a priority for us from the beginning. Every opportunity we had was to keep the work local so that local trades had the opportunity to benefit from the construction. No one has deeper roots here in Jacksonville than Miller Electric Company. The fact that they believe in this project and believe in downtown speaks volumes.” The project Lamping is referencing is the newly named Miller Electric Center.
Naming Rights: Miller Electric Center
On June 13th, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miller Electric Company announced a 10-year naming rights agreement, recognizing the team’s new sports performance center as the “Miller Electric Center.” This $120 million center will be home to the Jaguar’s training facilities, including two full-size grass practice fields, locker rooms, medical facilities, and office spaces. The 125,000 square-foot space will also have an indoor field with fully shaded public viewing stands, concession areas, and a team store in it. Construction has already begun and is slated to be completed before the 2023 season begins.
“I can vividly remember walking into the stadium with my grandfather for the first preseason game in 1995.”, Miller CEO Henry Brown said. “It was my first time in an NFL Stadium, and it was clear that our city had moved to the next level.” “The Jaguars have made such a tremendous impact on our community”, added Henry. “Through their continued investments in and around the stadium, they have created thousands of jobs for trade professionals in our region. The Jaguars share our commitment to the long-term success of our community, and we are proud to partner with the Jaguars on workforce development initiatives to expand economic opportunity to every corner of our city.”
The extensive history of the relationship between Miller Electric Company and the Jacksonville Jaguars makes the naming of the new practice facility as Miller Electric Center the perfect partnership, allowing us to power performance on and off the field.