Jaguars owner Shad Khan and President Mark Lamping announced Tuesday that the team has added a second London game to their schedule for the 2020 season.
Khan says the games will both be played at Wembley Stadium on back-to-back weekends.
Both will be home games, which means two things for fans: Season ticket holders will have one less game to attend, but the cost of the tickets will be less.
Jaguars season ticket members will receive a 50% discount on preseason games and favorable pricing on the six regular-season games that will result in an overall average ticket price reduction of 5%, representing a 15% savings off their invoice from last season.
Khan reassured that the highly anticipated matchups with the Bears and the Steelers will still be played in Jacksonville, with the full schedule being released in April.
The two London games are only for the 2020 season with the opportunity for future seasons on the table but it has to make sense.
“First, I want to make it clear that our first priority is winning, and anything we do or say away from that will never be more important than giving Jacksonville a team that wins and the community can be proud to call its own,” said Shad Khan. “We are committed first and foremost to winning, and that commitment drives me and everyone at the Jaguars every day.
By moving an additional game to London the team says they stand to make additional revenue in tickets and advertising, making them more competitive financially.
Mayor Lenny Curry issued this statement regarding the announcement:
“The Jaguars have always maintained they are dedicated to stabilizing the franchise in Jacksonville, which includes seeking additional revenue. Since their beginning, the Jaguars’ London games have brought international attention and investment to Jacksonville and Northeast Florida... A second game will help immensely with the continued interest of increasing economic development opportunities and expanding Jacksonville’s presence in the global market."
The team is currently in negotiations with the NFL to extend the contract beyond 2020.