Louisville City FC Lynn Family Stadium
We Are Building
This is an 11,900-seat stadium with 18 private luxury suites, eight restaurant/bars, a memorabilia fan shop, a premier club area that accomodates 250, and other amenities. The site development also includes an additional grass playing field outside of the stadium open for public recreational use. The groundbreaking took place in June 2018 and over 1,000 people worked on the project.
Features and Facts
Messer partnered with Harmon Construction, a minority-owned firm, to complete this project as a joint venture. The Lynn Family Stadium will also be home to the new National Women’s Soccer League team, Proof Louisville FC, when it launches in 2021. The schedule was a top priority as the team was preparing for its home opener in April 2020. There were site challenges, adverse weather conditions and an intensive field installation process, but Messer/Harmon still completed the project two months early. Additionally, Messer/Harmon embodied our Zero Injury culture, resulting in 365 consecutive days without an incident.
Assignment: Construction Manager
Mechanical Engineer: CMTA
Civil Engineer: Mindel Scott
Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore
Your Home is Our Home
Lynn Family Stadium is located in the historic Butchertown neighborhood, the city’s original meatpacking district. The neighborhood has been on the rise and the stadium was the perfect addition to amplify its transformation. Messer/Harmon worked hard to ensure local contractors were able to contribute to the construction of this once-in-a-lifetime project in their community. More than 1,000 people worked on the stadium, with 75% of the workforce living in the Louisville metropolitan area. The Messer/Harmon team also achieved 34% minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) participation, totaling more than $21 million in diverse spend. The completion and grand opening of the stadium has been recognized by Greater Louisville Inc. as a 2021 Silver Fleur-De-Lis Award recipient for "outstanding commitments and achievements over the past year in making the Louisville community a better place to live and work."
Check out these links for more information from the project:
Louisville Business First: How Louisville's New ‘Cathedral’ To Soccer Was Built, and the Surprises That Await Fans
Louisville Business First: INSIDE LOOK: Construction Wraps on Lynn Family Stadium (PHOTOS)
Louisville Business First: Racial Injustice Requires a Call to Action
USL Championship: LouCity Sells Out Single-Game seats for Home Opener