Tennessee Builders Alliance, a joint venture of Turner Construction Co., AECOM Hunt, Polk & Associates Construction and ICF Builders & Consultants is slated to serve as construction manager-at-risk for the Tennessee Titans’ $2.1-billion football stadium project. Work is expected to start next year.

The Metro Nashville Sports Authority Board voted to approve the Titans’ selection of the team on Aug. 17. The board will also need to approve the Titans’ final contract with the firms before work can begin. The Titans say they expect to present that contract around October. 

The authority board also approved the Titans’ contract with Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates Inc. during the meeting. TVS is set to provide architect and engineering services for the project, along with design firm MANICA. 

The plan is to build a 1.75-million-sq-ft stadium with capacity for about 62,000 people adjacent to the Titans’ current Nissan Stadium in Nashville’s East Bank neighborhood. The future enclosed stadium would feature a translucent roof made of ETFE, a plastic polymer, over the field. Nissan Stadium would be demolished following construction of the new facility.

Members of the Titans leadership highlighted the contractors’ past stadium experience as a factor in their selection. Daniel Werly, franchise chief operating officer, told the board that Turner and AECOM Hunt have collaborated on 17 of the 30 most recently completed NFL stadiums.

The Titans have also agreed to follow Nashville procurement code requirements around diversity, equity and inclusion. Don Hardin, a consultant working for the Titans, told the board that the team’s request for proposals sought details about how the builders would meet goals around disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation in the project.

“We felt strongly about TBA’s response,” Hardin said. “They had a robust DBE plan and a roadmap to inclusion.” 

ICF and Polk are both certified minority-owned business enterprises based in the Nashville area. Hardin said the joint venture would also begin holding workshops this fall to get DBEs pre-certified for the work. Firms interested in participating can sign up on the Titans’ procurement website

The Titans need approval from the authority in part because the project is being funded with $760 million from revenue bonds it issued, as well as $500 million from the state. The team is responsible for funding $860 million. 

The project is scheduled to complete in 2027.