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Populous and HASTINGS complete North America’s largest purpose-built soccer venue in Nashville | News


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Image: Tom Harris courtesy of Nashville SC

Image: Tom Harris courtesy of Nashville SC



A day after Nashville’s NFL franchise announced plans for a new 60,000-seat stadium, Populous and HASTINGS have officially announced the completion of what is now the largest purpose-built soccer stadium in North America for Nashville SC, Tennessee’s “other” soccer team.

Located within the Nashville Fairgrounds complex, the 30,000-seat GEODIS Park is designed to evoke the look and feel of the music city’s industrial past as it enriches the local public space with a multipurpose facility that can host a variety of different public events. Concerts and other community activities.

Image: Tom Harris courtesy of Nashville SC

Image: Tom Harris courtesy of Nashville SC

“GEODIS Park is a world-class stadium that speaks specifically by human standards,” said Bruce Miller, Populous’s senior principal and managing director for the Americas, in a statement. “Through our collaboration with HASTINGS, the identity of Nashville is seamlessly and authentically woven into the design and structure of this stadium, which combines innovation and superior design to enliven and serve Nashville SC, its fans and the city.”

Image: Tom Harris courtesy of Nashville SC

Image: Tom Harris courtesy of Nashville SC

Clad in brickwork to reflect the vernacular character of its Wedgewood-Houston location, the park’s presence is further defined by a distinct, cross-braced steel canopy structure that provides an identity-defining demarcation from the concours level and seating shell below.

Image: Tom Harris courtesy of Nashville SC

According to the architects: “Colored banners with the faces of players and fans adorn the outer pillars; Murals and posters around the exterior and in the clubrooms reflect the history of Nashville SC; and, in true Music City form, a built-in stage The seat pan houses a Les Paul guitar for pre-game riff tradition.”

Image: Tom Harris courtesy of Nashville SC

Image: Tom Harris courtesy of Nashville SC

Scoreboards from industry-leading Daktronics complete the park’s offerings, with special consideration given to the back-of-house functions of the 27,000-capacity concert hall, which has been further programmed for maximum adaptability.

Image: Tom Harris courtesy of Nashville SC

“Creating spaces for our community is always rewarding, but to host a project of this scale in a neighborhood steeped in history like this and the crowd and greed of this fanbase is an unprecedented privilege for me,” said David, HASTINGS Principal-in-Charge M. Powell when discussing the company’s involvement in his hometown. “Nashville SC recognized from the start that this stadium must be unique to Nashville. We are honored to represent our city in realizing their vision.”



















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