Contractors Raise Game to Lift Up Low-Lying Ballpark
The project team for the Nashville Sounds First Tennessee Ballpark completed work on the 100,000-sq-ft facility in 12 months. Situated in the historic location of a former ballpark, the facility was designed to accommodate city events, an enhanced greenway and public green spaces. The playing field for the ballpark—located about three blocks from the Cumberland River—is 10 ft below the 100-year flood plain. The team designed and constructed a wet well system—to collect and discharge seating bowl runoff, field irrigation water and stormwater overflow—as well as systems to prevent ballpark flooding. Designers also used systems that could be cleaned easily or removed in the event of a storm or flood.
NASHVILLE SOUNDS FIRST TENNESSEE BANK BALLPARK
OWNER City of Nashville
LEAD DESIGN FIRM Hastings Architecture Associates LLC
CONTRACTOR Barton Malow/Bell/Harmony, a Joint Venture
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Walter P Moore and Associates Inc.
MEP ENGINEER Smith Seckman and Reid (Mechanical, Plumbing, Technology)