Tennessee Builders Alliance Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Nissan Stadium

The Tennessee Builders Alliance (TBA) celebrated the beginning of construction of the New Nissan Stadium, the future home of the Tennessee Titans, with a groundbreaking ceremony in Nashville on Feb. 29. The ceremony was attended by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell, and Tennessee Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk. Community partners, Titans Alumni, and fans also joined the celebration to help kick off the transformational project for the region.

“We are thrilled to begin construction on this monumental project,” said John Gromos, Principal-in-Charge for TBA. “We aim to set a new standard with this project for stadium construction, safety practices, local business development, and community involvement. We look forward to working with the Tennessee Titans, the City of Nashville, the entire design team, and our trade partners to deliver a world-class facility for our community.”

TBA is a joint venture partnership of Turner Construction CompanyAECOM HuntPolk & Associates Construction, and I.C.F. Builders & Consultants. The group has extensive experience building iconic sports facilities across the country and deep ties to the Middle Tennessee community.

As construction manager for the project, TBA will implement programs to support local small and diverse businesses and create training and employment opportunities for individuals. More information on these programs is available at http://www.tnbuildersalliance.com.

The new stadium will be built along Nashville’s East Bank. Features of the building 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 square foot community space available to host the community’s most impactful events year-round.

Home to the Tennessee Titans, the 1.8-million-square-foot stadium will host Titans home games, Tennessee State University football games, concerts, and community events. It will be capable of hosting world-class events such as Super Bowls, Final Fours, College Football Playoffs, and much more.

Quotes from the Tennessee Builders Alliance Team

Bob Hart, President of Construction Management, AECOM Hunt

“The New Nissan Stadium marks the latest in our proud record of building industry-leading arenas and complex sports projects. In venues across the country, our work is driven by the unmatched skill and deep commitment of our workers – and the shared collaboration with our partners. We’re proud of our record of success and of being a part of the effort to bring new opportunities to all of Nashville through this incredible project. As they work on-site, our team looks forward to seeing the visionary future for the East Bank come to life – and to welcoming the Titans to their new home!”

Paul Lawson, VP and General Manager, Turner Construction Company, Nashville

“Our Turner Nashville team has operated in Nashville since 1975, and many of our team members are lifelong residents of the area. We are thrilled to work with the Tennessee Titans on this project and committed to creating generational impact for our neighbors, local businesses, and communities throughout the area.”

Tyler Baumgardt, Vice President, AECOM Hunt

“As part of the New Nissan Stadium project, we proudly stand as a partner in creating the future home of the Titans – and a future downtown district that will serve the community for generations to come. As our team builds this incredible state-of-the-art facility, we recognize we’re building more than a stadium. Spurring job growth, small business opportunities, and neighborhood development, we’re helping build a vibrant, thriving downtown and waterfront that uplifts the community, strengthening and connecting across every reach of the city.”

Reggie Polk, President, Polk & Associates Construction

“Polk & Associates is honored to be a part of this historic and state-of-the-art stadium project. As a local business, we will learn from two of the most recognized firms in the nation and gain first-hand knowledge that will help our company execute larger projects moving forward. This opportunity for our team speaks volumes about the commitment of the Tennessee Titans and our TBA partners to local small and minority-owned businesses.”

Roger Ligon Jr., President, ICF Builders & Consultants

“I.C.F. Builders & Consultants is excited to be a part of the team building the new home of the Tennessee Titans and TSU Tigers. Being a member of the Tennessee Builders Alliance provides our company with a view into how the titans of the construction industry operate. Both the Tennessee Titans and our TBA partners are committed to providing opportunities to small and minority businesses, and being a part of this project will foster growth in every aspect of our company, which will serve us for years to come.

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