JAXUSL is the operating company formed to bring and develop a men’s and women’s professional United Soccer League franchise to Northeast Florida.
Formed when Steve Livingstone and Tony Allegretti partnered with Ricky Caplin and Tim Tebow, the company’s goal is to bring competitive USL action to the First Coast by 2025 and to work with local authorities in the development of a 15,000-capacity stadium and training facility to host the men’s and women’s pro clubs in Northeast Florida.
The letters J-A-X were chosen to be representative of the entire Northeast Florida community, sharing the Jacksonville International Airport abbreviation of JAX which serves our entire region. Combined with the USL, JAXUSL has formed a strong partnership to fully represent our region, and to bring stable and sustainable professional men’s and women’s soccer clubs to the First Coast.
The successful establishment and development of the USL club is contingent on the JAXUSL ownership group identifying the best location, developing world-class facilities and working with the right civil, community, and corporate community partners from across the First Coast, who will all be crucial to our success. We anticipate making announcements on these vital partnerships in the weeks and months ahead.
We anticipate kicking off in the Spring of 2025, but a lot of work still has to be done including finding the right location and identifying the best partners.
The JAXUSL ownership group is currently made up of Ricky Caplin, Tim Tebow, Steve Livingstone and Tony Allegretti. Ownership/Leadership Team Bios.
The USL Championship is one of the most successful professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 84 million and fueling the growth of the game across North America. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation as a Division II professional league, The Championship includes a current membership of 27 clubs across the United States
An announcement on this will be made in the coming months.
We’d like to ask you! We are committed to finding the best names for our squads that resonate with our diverse communities. There are so many inspiring things that make North Florida special. We’re counting on community feedback and ideas for our team names. You can have an immediate impact on our team by helping us with our supporters survey by giving your input at JAXUSL.com.
The USL Championship season runs from March to October, with playoffs running through November. For more information on the USL, visit USLsoccer.com or download the USL app – https://www.uslsoccer.com/mobile.
Visit our official website,JAXUSL.com and our social media channels, @JAX_USL.
Without fans, football is nothing. In soccer, the establishment of supporters’ clubs is truly an organic phenomenon, rarely directed by the pro club. Of course, we hope to create an environment and opportunity that will see authentic supporters clubs spring up from our grassroots supporter groups as the clubs develop – and we will certainly be supportive of any supporter developments – but that really has to come from the fans.
The First Coast has demonstrated a vibrant and supportive environment for professional soccer from record crowds to producing world-class soccer talent. Finding the correct stadium location, facilities and competitive league will be crucial in developing sustained success which JAXUSL hopes to achieve.
JAXUSL is backed by a dedicated group of investors from the First Coast community, qualified by the USL, who understand the key to developing a successful pro soccer club is a committed and significant long-term investment and sustainable business model.
Independent analysis shows a significant economic impact associated with the introduction of USL clubs and stadia ranging from $50M-$200M per year, depending on the market, with the potential to create hundreds of jobs.
Yes! Our plan is to work with civic and corporate partners to find a great location here on the First Coast to build up to a 15,000-capacity soccer-specific stadium to host our professional USL clubs, along with a multi-sport facility that will be accessible to the whole community.
We’re focused on finding the best location for the facilities right now. It’s our intention to primarily use private funding for any stadium development and to partner with local authorities in the development of community and recreational facilities that are accessible to all.