Congratulations to the Lee Company team who worked on the First Tennessee Park project! Their outstanding work was recently recognized by the Greater Tennessee Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) with an Eagle Award in the Mechanical Commercial/Industrial $2 – $10 million division.
As befitting an Eagle Award winner, this project was a soaring success. Sulphur Dell Ballpark is the original home of Nashville’s minor league baseball team, and was used for nearly 100 years – from 1870 through 1963. Building a new ballpark in this historic site was an important move for Nashville: Construction of First Tennessee Park was seen as a way to bring new life to the north side of the downtown area, an essential part of the city.
The construction was completed within 12 months, in time for the 2015 Spring Opener. The completed 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility holds 10,000 baseball fans, with fixed seats and suites. The project is also designed to work as a multi-use facility, with an enhanced greenway, public green spaces, and the ability to accommodate a variety of city events.
Final score? Nashville won!
Construction colleagues, community leaders, the Nashville Sounds and local baseball fans agree with the ABC panel of experts: Lee Company hit this one out of the park. This state-of-the-art LEED Silver facility is a new point of pride for Nashville, a beautiful entertainment destination in the middle of an important historic site. Thanks to all involved!
P.S. First Tennessee Park was one of five Lee Company projects honored with a 2015 ABC award. That’s outstanding. We greatly appreciate this industry recognition of our dedicated professionals. Thank you to our team and our clients. We couldn’t do it without you!