Turner Construction Company Begins Work on Madison Baseball Park
Turner Construction Company’s North Alabama office recently began construction of the new Madison Baseball Park, a multi-use facility that will be home to the area’s new Minor League Baseball team. 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 North Alabama companies 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.
“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 is an industry leader in the construction of sports projects, havingperformed work on over 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 new stadium is slated for December 2019. Turner is serving as the Construction Manger Agent for the City of Madison and 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).