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Exposed steel, mass timber, and a 360° canopy amplify the game day experience in this MLS stadium that is uniquely Nashville.

Project Facts

Location Nashville, Tennessee
Owner Nashville MLS
Cost $260 million
Status Completed 2022
Capacity 30,000 seats
Certifications Pursuing LEED Silver


The design team responded to the owner goal of creating a stadium that is “uniquely Nashville” by featuring exposed steel, wood, and brick as significant architectural expressions. Geodis Park features a large, 360° canopy that is supported by slender steel columns and large, signature X-frames at the back of the canopy. In all four corners, the canopy cantilevers in two directions, creating a protected and dynamic entry feature to the project.

About the project

Mass Timber was used as a signature design element for the entry canopies with each of the seven entry canopies having exposed CLT decking spanning 30ft between steel frames with eight-foot cantilevers. The sleek structural system resulted in overall cost savings than a traditional steel deck roof system with wood soffit below. The exposed steel and wood system matches the industrial architectural systems prevalent throughout Nashville.

Geodis Park features three main stands: North, East, and South all featuring the same number of rows and pitch to the bowl. The West stand has the same lower bowl profile as the other three sides with a premium suite and club level above. A 360-degree rectilinear canopy matches the opening of the canopy with the shape of the field protecting 80% of the seats. These elements combine to create an intimidating cacophony of sound on match day. Two video boards in the southeast and northwest corners further amplify the game day atmosphere.

Geodis Park utilized Walter P Moore’s integrated delivery process which assimilates the structural steel design, connection design, and fabrication modeling. Early involvement of the steel connection design team was critical to crafting all the exposed connections in an elegant manner and coordinating the connections with the scope from other trades. Delivering the developed Tekla model to the fabricator allowed the project to have tighter steel bids, fewer change orders, and improved coordination resulting in erection finishing four weeks ahead of schedule—while maintaining design control over the exposed steel aesthetics.

With 30,000 seats, Geodis Park is the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States and Canada. Located on the historic Nashville Fairgrounds, the stadium will anchor a new mixed-use entertainment district that further enhances the existing Fairgrounds environment. The facility will be able to host events year-round, making it the perfect venue for a range of sports, concerts, and other live events.


Geodis Park