Last week, the Sports Authority Board, in partnership with the City of Chattanooga, announced EMJ Construction as the construction manager for the South Broad District Ballpark. The ballpark is the new home of the Chattanooga Lookouts.
EMJ will work closely with DH&W Architects and consultant Brasfield & Gorrie to perform preconstruction work. EMJ served as the general contractor for AT&T Field, the current home of the Lookouts.
The new stadium will be built on the U.S. Pipe and Wheland Foundry sites off Broad Street. It will preserve historic elements of the property while providing access to the Tennessee Riverwalk.
The stadium could hold up to 10,000 people with nearly 6,000 fixed seats. The site will include significant private development and incorporate a residential building, office space, and retail.
“Chattanooga is our home, and the Lookouts are our team,” said Chas Torrence, EVP at EMJ. “Since 1968, we have taken pride in constructing and renovating some of the Scenic City’s most iconic buildings and landmarks. We are honored to play a role in revitalizing this historical section of our City and building a world-class stadium.”
EMJ and the construction team will provide a complete estimate for the project in the coming months. Once the City approves the estimate and agrees to the guaranteed maximum price, the team will begin construction on the site. The ballpark will be ready for the first pitch of the 2025 baseball season.
For more information on this exciting project, please visit:
- Tennessee Riverwalk to be ‘front door’ of new Chattanooga Lookouts stadium
- Gallery: Developer shares new renderings of proposed Chattanooga Lookouts stadium complex
Founded in Chattanooga in 1968, EMJ is a commercial general contractor with a national reach and local presence. It has diverse experience in many sectors, thousands of partnerships nationwide, and numerous repeat customers.
Photos courtesy of WTVC and Jim Irwin via the City of Chattanooga