The new Tennessee Titans stadium was conceived to maximize the number and type of events that the facility can host. In addition to serving as the home of the NFL’s Titans, the facility will be a venue for numerous other sporting, entertainment, and civic events. The 1.7-million sf, 60,000-seat, fully enclosed stadium will be built on the east side of the current stadium campus.
The architecture is inspired by the city of Nashville and is planned to be complementary to the broader East Bank development plan spearheaded by the city. Building features include a circular translucent roof; exterior porches with panoramic views of Nashville; improved sightlines for all spectators through a range of diverse seating experiences; and a 12,000 sf community space available for use year-round. Groundbreaking is slated to begin in early- to mid-2024, with an anticipated opening in 2027.
The Titans recently announced that Tennessee Builders Alliance (TBA) will serve as Construction Manager at Risk. TBA is composed of Nashville-based I.C.F. Builders, Brentwood-based Polk & Associates, Turner Construction Company, and AECOM Hunt. Collectively, the team has more than 55 years of NFL stadium construction experience. Turner and AECOM Hunt have worked on 17 of the 30 most recently completed NFL stadium projects.
“TBA recognizes that we are building more than a stadium,” said John Gromos, principal-in-charge of the Tennessee Builders Alliance. “We are also building a brighter future for diverse members of our community and strengthening the Middle Tennessee economy for everyone.”
As per the new stadium development agreement with the city, the Titans were responsible for leading the procurement process for selection of firms overseeing design and construction. In keeping with the Nashville metro government’s procurement regulations and practices, representatives of Metro Nashville and Metropolitan Sports Authority assisted the Titans in the construction manager selection process.
Diverse business participation and minority contracting are key priorities for the project team, according to a TBA news release. TBA has made commitments to meet and exceed participation goals set by the Business Assistance Office and to work with a diversity reporting consultant who will provide monthly reports to the Metropolitan Sports Authority regarding minority contractor and subcontractor participation.
Owner and/or Developer: Tennessee Football, Inc.
Design Architect: MANICA
Architect of Record: TVS
MEP Engineer: To be announced
Structural Engineer: To be announced
General Contractor/Construction Manager: Tennessee Builders Alliance (a joint-venture partnership between Turner Construction Company, AECOM Hunt, Polk & Associates, Inc., and I.C.F Builders & Consultants, Inc.)