The Tennessee Titans announced plans Wednesday that construction will begin construction next week on a 60,000 square-foot expansion of Saint Thomas Sports Park.
The expansion project will add to the current 75,000 square-foot facility in the MetroCenter area and will be the first major renovation to the team’s practice facility that it has called home for 20 years.
Plans call for maximizing the work space for coaches and players, including redoing the auditorium and film rooms.
Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a release issued by the team that the addition of 50 percent more personnel in recent years has made the renovation and expansion necessary.
“We’ve added so many members to the Titans family over the past several years,” Adams Strunk said. “Evolving our workplace makes perfect sense from both a growth standpoint as well as maximizing our team’s overall effectiveness. This new facility will ultimately create the modern environment that will enable further success.”
The Titans also have planned in the project to have a 2,000 square-foot event space that will lead out to a 2,300-square foot rooftop deck. That space will be used for day-to-day staff functions, and also will be used as an entertainment area for sponsors and other notable visitors to the facility.
Plans also call for the Titans with this expansion to be able house all team employees in one location. The Titans lease additional space currently for some employees and the team’s ticket sales department works out of Nissan Stadium.
The Titans will also build a 39,000 square-foot parking garage on the premises that will provide 100 additional parking spaces to what is already available.
Titans staff toured several NFL practice facilities to research their plans for the building development to ensure the team’s ideas matched or exceeded current NFL standards. Smallwood Nickle Architects, who developed the renderings of the planned facility, has been retained as the architectural firm, while PBG Builders was hired as the contractor.