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Thursday, June 19, 2014
RTC: City paying $1.2M for Wi-Fi upgrades

By Michael DiRocco

EverBank Field is going to have to undergo another upgrade by the end of the season and it's going to cost the city of Jacksonville an additional $1.2 million.

The NFL has mandated that its teams have minimum Wi-Fi standards in its stadiums and it's going to cost an estimated $4 million to bring EverBank Field up to the standard, according to a change in the agreement between the city and the Jaguars that the City Council could vote on Tuesday. The Financial News & Daily Record's David Chapman wrote that the team will pay $1.8 million, the city will pay no more than $1.25 million, and the rest of the $4 million will come from $1 million in savings from the current EverBank Field upgrades.

The city is responsible for $43 million of the $63 million renovation of the stadium, which includes pools, cabana seating and the world's largest video boards.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars-related content from around the Web in our Reading the Coverage feature:

The Florid Times-Union's Vito Stellino writes that this is shaping up to be a key season for the Jaguars' 2013 draft picks.

The T-U's Hays Carlyon writes that rookie defensive end Chris Smith has stepped up in a pass-rushing role.

San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh says he has been "very impressed" with former Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert, whom the team acquired for a sixth-round draft pick.

USA Today's Jim Corbett writes that running back Toby Gerhart says he wants to be the Jaguars' "Beast Mode."