Construction giants’ part of Titans’ new home



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The National Football League (NFL) team Tennessee Titans (US) announced recently that the Tennessee Builders Alliance (TBA) will serve as the Construction Manager at Risk on their new stadium project team. The Metropolitan Sports Authority approved the selection at its August 17th Board meeting.

‘Tennessee Titans’ stated that the TBA comprises construction industry leaders including the 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. Turner and AECOM Hunt have successfully worked on 17 of the 30 most recently completed NFL stadium projects.

New York (US)-based the National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league that consists of 32 teams, divided equally between the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.

The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee (US). The Titans compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference South division and play their home games at the Nissan Stadium.

The 69,143-capacity Nissan Stadium is a multipurpose stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Owned by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and the Davidson County, it is primarily used for football and is the home field of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL).

The Titans are planning a new, domed stadium to be built next to where the existing stadium stands today. The Tennessee Titans Stadium is an American football stadium that has been proposed for use by the Tennessee Titans to be constructed in Nashville, Tennessee and succeed the Nissan Stadium beginning in 2026. The 60,000-seat stadium would cost $2.1 billion, $1.26 billion of which will be subsidized by the public.

The Tennessee Builders Alliance (TBA) is a joint venture partnership of Turner Construction Company, AECOM Hunt, Polk & Associates Construction, and ICF Builders & Consultants (real estate builders and construction company in Nashville, Tennessee). With extensive experience building iconic sports facilities and deep local ties, the TBA is a community-focused team prepared to create the next must-see venue for the Tennessee Titans, the City of Nashville and the NFL.

New York (US)-based the Turner Construction is an American construction company with presence in 20 countries. It is a subsidiary of the German company Hochtief. It is the largest domestic contractor in the United States as of 2020, with revenue of $14.41 billion in 2020.

Indianapolis (US)-based the AECOM Hunt Construction Group is an American construction management firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana (US). The company was formerly known as Huber, Hunt & Nichols and was founded in 1944 by Paul B. Hunt, Arber J. Huber and Harry S. Nichols. The firm changed its name from Huber, Hunt & Nichols to its current name in the year 2000.

Nashville (US)-based Polk & Associates Construction Inc., is a full-service construction firm specializing in Construction Management, General Contracting, Civil Construction, and Facilities Maintenance. They are a leading provider of Construction Services throughout the Southeast and Midwest with a team of construction professionals who are experts in estimating, construction management, facilities operations, design-build, and construction processes, which enables us to provide services beyond the scope of a typical general contractor.

The Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) is a delivery method which entails a commitment by the Construction Manager (CM) to deliver the project within a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) which is based on the construction documents and specifications at the time of the GMP plus any reasonably inferred items or tasks.

Said Burke Nihill, Titans’ President and head honcho, “The breadth of knowledge that the TBA brings to the table is second to none, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the project team. The 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. The TBA also shares our dedication to thinking community-first as we raise this transformational building from the ground up, made truly for Nashville.”

‘Tennessee Titans’ further stated that the new 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 ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (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. The 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.

Stated John Gromos, Principal-in-Charge of the Tennessee Builders Alliance, “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 neighbors. The TBA recognizes that we are building more than a stadium. We are also building a brighter future for the diverse members of our community and strengthening the Middle Tennessee economy for everyone.”

A website detailing upcoming opportunities to participate in construction of the new stadium is expected in the coming months. In the interim, businesses interested in working on the project can fill out the general interest form at TennesseeTitans.com/Procurement.

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. In keeping with the Metro Government’s procurement regulations and practices, the Titans were assisted in the Construction Manager selection process by an evaluation committee including representatives of the Titans, Metro Nashville and the Sports Authority.

Diverse business participation and minority contracting are key priorities for the entire project team, with 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 Sports Authority regarding minority contractor and subcontractor participation.

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

A waitlist for those interested in purchasing Personal Seat Licenses (PSLs) or suites in the new stadium is now open at TitansNewStadium.com.

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