Jaguars Considering Using Drones To Shade Stands On Sunny Days

Jaguars Considering Using Drones To Shade Stands On Sunny Days

The Jacksonville Jaguars may use drones to help make fans more comfortable during hot and sunny home games.

Shad Khan said he’s seen proposals to use drone-powered “artificial clouds” that may be used over stadiums in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup.

“It’s very futuristic but it could be very cost-effective only on the days you need it,” Khan said. “I don’t know how feasible it is, but as an engineer when I saw it I thought boy that would work very well for us,” Khan said.

Khan’s focus remains on improving home games in Jacksonville. He’s already invested nearly $80M to upgrade TIAA Bank Field, including money spent on scoreboards, pools, an adjoining amphitheater and renovated locker rooms.

“The stadium has to be upgraded. I think that is our approach,” Khan said. “We want to continue to invest with the city to make the stadium be better.”

It is unclear whether the technology has ever actually been deployed anywhere, or whether it is just an idea.

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