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Design & Development

Titans name construction team for new stadium

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The Tennessee Titans have announced the appointment of Tennessee Builders Alliance (TBA), a consortium of local and national firms, to manage construction of the NFL franchise’s new $2.1bn (£1.65bn/€1.93bn) stadium in Nashville.

TBA will serve as Construction Manager at Risk on the project team, with the Metropolitan Sports Authority approving the selection at its board meeting yesterday (Thursday).

TBA comprises construction industry firms including Nashville-based ICF Builders, Brentwood-based Polk & Associates, Turner Construction Company and AECOM Hunt. Collectively, the team has more than 55 years of NFL stadium construction experience and a long history of building iconic sports facilities. Indeed, Turner and AECOM Hunt have successfully worked on 17 of the 30 most recently completed NFL stadium projects.

“The breadth of knowledge that TBA brings to the table is second to none, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the project team,” said Titans president and CEO, Burke Nihill.

“TBA’s familiarity with our local landscape in combination with its understanding of the latest industry trends is the perfect mix of innovation and experience. TBA also shares our dedication to thinking community-first as we raise this transformational building from the ground up, made truly for Nashville.”

The new 60,000-capacity enclosed stadium will be built on the east side of the current stadium campus, along Nashville’s East Bank. Features of the building include: a circular ETFE 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 square foot community space available for use year-round.

TBA will oversee the preconstruction and construction management services in the development and construction of the stadium and will also select trade contractors to work on the project. As outlined in the new stadium development agreement, the Titans are responsible for leading the procurement process for the selection of the firms that will oversee the design and construction of the stadium.

The Titans will present the final contract for TBA’s services to the Sports Authority for consideration at a board meeting in the coming months. Groundbreaking for the new stadium is expected to occur in early-to-mid 2024, with an anticipated opening in 2027.

“The Tennessee Builders Alliance is thrilled to work with the Tennessee Titans, the city of Nashville, and the Metro Sports Authority as we build a world-class facility for our neighbours,” said John Gromos, principal-in-charge of the Tennessee Builders Alliance.

“TBA recognises that we are building more than a stadium. We are also building a brighter future for diverse members of our community and strengthening the Middle Tennessee economy for everyone.”

The Sports Authority yesterday also finalised the appointment of TVS as Architect of Record (AOR) for the stadium project. First announced in May, TVS will work in tandem with the Design Architect, MANICA, to lead the design team through the completion of the stadium design and subsequent administration of construction activity.

Metro Nashville Council issued the final approval for the stadium venture in April. The plan was passed by a vote of 26-12, coming three weeks after the Metro Nashville Sports Authority, the owner and landlord of both the Titans’ current Nissan Stadium and new venue, unanimously approved the agreement.

The new stadium agreement, initially agreed last October, includes a new 30-year lease and non-relocation agreement between the team and the Sports Authority.