NASHVILLE (Oct. 5, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Club held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for its new training facility located at Century Farms in Antioch. The team was joined by Pinnacle Construction Partners, Moody Nolan, and District 32 Councilmember Joy Styles among several other stakeholders.
Moody Nolan and Pinnacle Construction are minority-owned businesses and are the lead architecture and construction firms, respectively, for the training facility. Their selections to head up this project underscore Nashville SC’s deep commitment to partnering with minority-owned businesses in the city.
“Today is another important step in our journey and continues our team’s positive momentum both on the field and off of it,” said Nashville SC owner John R. Ingram. “This training facility is going to be wonderful addition to our club, players and staff, as well as the Southeast Nashville community. Nashville SC is not just investing in one stadium or neighborhood. We want to be an integral part of every community in the great city we call home. Nashville SC’s commitment to embracing and working with local and minority businesses isn’t something we simply pay lip service to – it’s at the core of everything we do.
“It’s always a good day when you are breaking ground on a significant project, and this one is significant for a number of reasons” said Michael Carter, Managing Partner for Pinnacle Construction. “First, this is a first for Nashville in having a project of this size and scope having a Black Owner Project Representative, Black Architect firm and Black General Contractor. The work on this training facility is going to highlight minority-owned businesses in our city, while bringing something new and wonderful to a part of our city that may not always see this type of investment come to its doorstep. I’m proud to be a part of it and hopefully ushering in a new era of construction in Nashville.”
“We have been designing this project, but the first day the shovels come out is when you know it’s real,” said Brian Tibbs, Managing Partner and Director of Nashville Operations for Moody Nolan. “My team and I have been anxious to kick this project into full gear, and I’m confident this training facility will be something everyone in our city can be proud of – particularly Antioch and the rich fabric of people that call this area home.”
“I am extremely excited to welcome Nashville Soccer Club to the Southeast!” said Councilmember Joy Styles. “Soccer has a huge fanbase here and this facility is not only an opportunity to build great relationships between Nashville SC, our youth and local businesses, but it will also provide economic growth through new employment options. Their arrival is a tremendous addition to Century Farms and to Antioch’s future. Welcome to District 32!"
Centrally located in the heart of Nashville's fastest growing corridor, just 10 miles southeast of downtown, and extremely accessible to a four-county area, the 15-acre complex will feature three full-size soccer pitches as well as a state-of-the-art sports facility designed to host Nashville SC’s first team and staff.
The training facility will add to the portfolio of amazing facilities that Nashville SC is building in Music City along with the new Nashville SC Stadium and the club’s Academy Facility at Currey Ingram Academy. The Boys in Gold will continue training at Currey Ingram Academy while the training complex is under construction.