The Chattanooga Red Wolves unveiled a slate of amenities that are being added to their new stadium, including a club area, beer garden, and kid’s zone.
Division III USL League One‘s Red Wolves are planning a new stadium that will anchor a larger mixed-use development on about 100 acres at Interstate 75 and Interstate 24. The estimated $150 million plan is led by Red Wolves and Utah-based Star Community Builders owner Bob Martino, and calls for a 5,550-seat stadium to highlight a project that includes apartment and condominium units, hotel rooms, commercial space, and a mix of walking and nature trails.
The Red Wolves provided an update Wednesday on the stadium that included the unveiling of three new amenities planned. An executive club (rendering above) will offer VIP seating and social space, while a beer garden and a kid’s zone are also in the works. The total development is expected to take three-to-five years to build out, with the stadium slated to open next year. Team officials have said that the goal of opening the stadium in 2020 should be realized, as construction remains on track. More from the Chattanooga Times Free Press:
“The goal is to get in for this upcoming season,” said team spokesman Mitch Martino about the East Ridge stadium that’s under construction near the Interstate 75/24 split. “It’s 100% on schedule.”
The season for the USL League One club is slated to start in late March 2020, he said.
Site work is underway at the formerly wooded tract that will hold the planned 5,500-seat facility. The new stadium is part of a complex that is to include an array of restaurants, apartments, hotels, condominiums and stores in an estimated $150 million project built out over the next three to five years, team officials have said.
“They’re working quick,” said Martino. “They’re really starting to crank.”
Executive club members will be able to access the new premium space. In addition to views of the pitch, the fully catered club will include an exclusive bar, televisions, premium stadium entry, and preferred parking.
Overlooking the goal line, the beer garden will be open to fans over the age of 21. It will feature a self-serve tap wall that offers a rotating selection of beers from local or regional breweries, and a large social gathering space that includes elevated pub seating.
The children’s area will be adjacent to the stadium’s family seating section, offering inflatables, games, and a playground. It will be built at field level.
“We are proud to create the same professional soccer experience found in major cities in our own cities of Chattanooga and East Ridge,” Red Wolves owner Bob Martino said in a press statement. “Creating this atmosphere for our soccer community is very special. From the beginning, this team has been dedicated to much more than the sport itself; we’ve been dedicated to creating a community of soccer lovers. This stadium will not only be home to the Chattanooga Red Wolves, but it will also be a gathering place for families and friends through the shared love of the beautiful game.”
The Red Wolves played home matches during the 2019 season at Chattanooga Christian School’s David Stanton Field.
Renderings courtesy Chattanooga Red Wolves.
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