USA: Tennessee Titans select firm to aid with new stadium project

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USA: Tennessee Titans select firm to aid with new stadium project The NFL's Tennessee Titans have selected a studio to support design work on their planned new stadium. That studio is TVS, which will take on the position of Architect of Record and will work with the Design Architect, MANICA, to guide the design team through the completion of the stadium plans and then administer construction works.


TVS to support MANICA

A new arena for the Tennessee Titans is to be built next to their current home Nissan Stadium, to the east of it, on land previously occupied by car parks. A new ground lease is to be signed for 30 years. The facility, dubbed Tennessee Stadium, would be able to hold around 60,000 spectators, almost 10,000 fewer seats than the existing stadium, and would become the smallest venue in the NFL, although it would also be one of the most modern. Construction of the new stadium could start in early or mid-2024 at the earliest. The aim is to complete the new stadium in 2027, but this is not a strict deadline. In the meantime football fans can try NFL public betting as the next season is approaching.

The first renderings of the new stadium, prepared by MANICA Architecture, were unveiled in October 2022. At the end of May it was announced that TVS, an Atlanta-based studio, will be working with MANICA as Architect of Record (AOR). TVS will be responsible for providing the construction documents that will be used to build the stadium and will have all the contracts with certified subcontractors necessary to complete the full stadium design. The studio already has NFL venue experience through working on state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Tennessee Stadium© MANICA

During the construction administration stage, TVS will provide critical oversight to ensure that all materials and structures are used correctly and in accordance with specifications and design. Gil Beverly, Tennessee Titans senior vice-president and chief marketing and strategy officer, said in a statement: “We were immediately impressed by TVS’ portfolio and are excited to welcome them to the project team. They bring a significant breadth of experience in large-scale venues and share our dedication to delivering a game-changing, high-character facility to Nashville.”

Titans Stadium approved by the city authorities

In April the Metro Nashville Council gave final approval for a stadium on the city's East Bank. The plan was approved by a vote of 26-12, three weeks after the Metro Nashville Sports Authority, owner and operator of both the current Nissan Stadium and the new Titans facility, unanimously approved the deal.

Giving an update on the project, Titans president and CEO Burke Nihill said the final look of the stadium will be similar to renderings already released by MANICA. It is going to be a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, Nashville character building. We want every experience in the building to be a world-class experience, whether it is a premium experience or whether it’s a getting-in-the-door experience, and that means something different today, and looking ahead for the next few decades, than it did back in the 1990s when the original Nissan Stadium was built, – Nihill stated.

Tennessee Stadium© MANICA

The stadium is estimated to cost $2.1 billion to build, of which $840 million will be provided by the Tennessee Titans (support for this expenditure is to be provided by the NFL), $500 million will be contributed by the state of Tennessee and $760 million is to come from the metropolitan authorities. The total contribution from public finances will be $1.26 billion, which will be the largest such subsidy for the construction of a NFL stadium in history.