Lynn Family Stadium

Louisville City FC Lynn Family Stadium - Soccer Holdings, LLC

Louisville, KY


  • Assignment: Construction Manager
  • M/WBE Partner: Harmon Construction
  • Architect: HOK
  • Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore
  • Civil Engineer: Mindel Scott


This is an 11,900-seat stadium with 18 private luxury suites, eight restaurant/bars, a memorabilia fan shop, a premier club area that accommodates 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.

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. The Lynn Family Stadium will also be home to the new National Women’s Soccer League team, Proof Louisville FC (photo credit Brennan Photo and Video).


  • Messer partnered with Harmon Construction, a minority-owned firm, to complete this project as a joint venture.
  • 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 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.
  • 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."
  • 2021 IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) Illumination Merit Award.
  • Associated General Contractors of Ohio 2021 Build Ohio Award recipient in the Building-New Category
  • 2022 Phoenix Award for the brownfield redevelopment in the Butchertown neighborhood

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During my time on this project,

I can say Messer is the best of both worlds: a builder with deep ties within the Louisville community and extensive knowledge of local subcontractor pricing that they combine with the expertise and resources of a national contractor."

Paul J. Leskovac AIA Principal | Senior Project Architect, HOK

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