Jacksonville city officials have approved funding for stadium upgrades to EverBank Field in an effort to keep the Jacksonville Jaguars in the city.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan has pledged $20m (£12.5m) towards the stadium redevelopment but needed another $43m (£27m) to be able to afford two new scoreboards and an interactive area that will include a pool.
The city council voted 14-2 in favour of approving the funding, and Jaguars president Mark Lamping was quick to express his gratitude.
"We are very appreciative of the support of City Council. A project like this requires vision and forward thinking, and that is what has been demonstrated by the many people involved," Lamping is quoted as saying by ESPN.