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Picture perfect: New EverBank Field video boards are real -- and they're spectacular

Posted: July 3, 2014 - 8:14pm  |  Updated: July 3, 2014 - 8:25pm

One of the world’s oldest sporting venues made its appearance on the world’s newest – and biggest – stadium video boards Friday.

The image of the 1,934-year-old Roman Colosseum filled the 21,720-square-feet south end zone video board, the first of two new video boards, each measuring 362 feet by 60 feet, at EverBank Field Friday evening.

Twitter user @JungleJim77 shared a photo of the video board undergoing testing before the official debut of both video boards and other stadium improvements, including two pools and several cabanas, later this month during a July 26 soccer friendly between Fulham FC and DC United followed by a concert from county music megastar Carrie Underwood.

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Walking-Tall 07/06/14 - 04:25 am
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Avatar, YOUR Punk A** will be

Avatar, YOUR Punk A** will be tuned in to watch it too... Front and CENTER... LoLoLoLoL...

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olgator 07/05/14 - 03:57 pm
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I also suspect NoIll was in

I also suspect NoIll was in the ballpark (so to speak) on the skin ratio. How much Mr kahn has in compared to how much mr taxpayer is in. Or ms taxpayer. Another key point the paper doesn't seem to mention very often when promoting the jags.

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olgator 07/05/14 - 03:51 pm
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Bull, I had no dispute with

Bull, I had no dispute with your numbers or characterization of the actual issue. Not saying I know you to be 100% right, just your points sound correct based on my limited knowledge of the issue. But imo, your post's credibility suffers when you make personal probably totally wrong declarations about a fellow poster's personal situation. I expect that kind of thing from other knee jerk posters who have no ability to argue with facts or pursuasion so they just hurl insults they've learned. I have little respect for those type comments from libs and conservs. Of course sometimes I do it too.

I thought Noill raised good point about the life of the payments far exceeding the life of the boards. Not a new idea but relevant to this discussion.

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Bull Gator2 07/05/14 - 02:41 pm
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Two things olgator,

Two things olgator, delusional never offers anything positive about Jacksonville. He hates the city, and most of the people in it. Just read his post. I would ask you what good points he made. Was it in his 11:20 AM post which is totally factually incorrect with the one exception of the estimated time frame to pay off the bonds. Or maybe it was his 5:33 PM post that was nothing but a rant with no facts. Then again it could be his 7:26 PM post. See 5:33 post answer. But maybe it was his 9:46 PM post. See 5:33 and 7:26 answer. I think you get the point. He never has any real facts only negative comments.

Next. The bed tax was NOT created to pay for the scoreboards, nor was it increased. The bed tax has been in place for years. It is the funding mechanism that pays for improvements, and upkeep on ALL the sports complexes in the city. The tax will never and can never be repealed even if the scoreboards had not been built. That is one of the points I was making about the differences between a Revenue Bond, which is what was used for the scoreboards, and other bonds that have been issued for updates to the sports complex's, and General Obligation Bonds which is what the city/county issue for other infrastructure.

Further, NONE of that money by law can ever be used to pay for any other functions of the city, such as roads, library's police, fire, etc. So only the tourist pay the tax. And as an illuminating point ours is very low. You go to cities that are tourist destinations and you will see a MUCH higher tax. I often have as many as 4 taxes added to a hotel bill.

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olgator 07/05/14 - 10:18 am
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Btw, I would totally support

Btw, I would totally support these screens and the vision if all of our city's other issues were being better addressed. In light of our crime and education problems, I fear the amount of money we decided to spend on tvs will backfire and make us look very bad to the outside world. I do not like our city being laughed at.

How many people have a 35 year old tv in their house?

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