MADISON – With the announcement of the new baseball team’s logo and nickname on the horizon, construction is underway on the new Madison baseball stadium.
The $46 million stadium will be located within the Town Madison development off of I-565, next to the new Zierdt Road Interchange.
With a capacity of about 7,000 people, the new stadium will host soccer, football, concerts and other events in addition to Minor League Baseball.
The club level and suite spaces can also be used for meetings, providing area businesses and private groups with meeting space for up to 400 people for a sit-down meal.
“This venue will make a major impact on the community of Madison and the surrounding area,” said Mayor Paul Finley. “In addition to bringing AA minor league baseball back to the Tennessee Valley, it will provide much needed community space and daily fun, family-type events.”
The venue design has multiple seating options including group celebration decks, corporate suites, intimate table tops, a party bar, and grass berm areas in addition to the normal general admission seating. Families will enjoy picnic tables for birthday parties located next to a large kid’s playground.
Turner Construction’s North Alabama office is the construction manager agent for the development.
“We have enjoyed working with the professionals from Turner as we bring baseball back to North Alabama,” said Ralph Nelson, managing partner/CEO of BallCorps, LLC. “Turner has been in the trenches with us since the beginning. They have worked well with the City of Madison, our lead designer, Populous, and BallCorps on making this a first class facility while maintaining budget consciousness.
“We are excited that the project is currently ahead of schedule and looking better every day.”
Turner has performed work on more than 450 sports facilities, including professional, collegiate and community ballparks, stadiums, arenas, training facilities and fitness centers as well as speedways, racetracks, and large high
school facilities. Its clients include teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS.
“Our office employs many North Alabama natives and long-term residents, so we’re especially excited to be a part of this significant project that allows our employees to make a positive impact on the community,” said Lee Holland, project executive for Turner North Alabama.
Completion of the stadium is slated for December 2019.
Hoar Construction is the general contractor for the stadium and handling the actual construction of the stadium.
Turner, the construction manager agent for the entire development (the ballpark and surrounding residential, retail and commercial buildings), is working with architectural design firm Populous and engineers Mullins, LLC (civil engineer), Thornton Tomasetti (structural engineer) and Henderson Engineers (MEP, fire protection and audio visual engineer).