Girard High School Arrowhead Stadium
Girard, OH United States | 2009
The crack of a bat, the roar of a crowd, the barking of concession vendors and the familiar strains of organ music - these are the classic sounds of summer. Baseball, like country music, is a Nashville tradition that has lasted throughout the centuries. The Sulphur Dell stadium built in the late 1860s was replaced by Herschel Greer Stadium in 1978. Recently First Tennessee Park became the new home of the Nashville Sounds, a new home enhanced by the use of hot dip galvanizing.
First Tennessee Park received U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver certification recognizing its consideration of the environment through its materials selection.
When First Tennessee Park was being designed, the use of hot-dipped galvanized steel was an obvious choice for all of its steel components. The vision for this ballpark was to create a landmark facility that would perpetuate the heritage and traditions of baseball for both todays families and future generations. Galvanized steel was chosen to accomplish that goal by ensuring corrosion control for the life of the stadium.
The clean, modern lines of the galvanized fixtures blend with the timeless appearance of the overall structure. Zinc coated panels at the stadiums entrance, galvanized handrails, fences, and gates provide a perfect complement to the surrounding materials and chosen color schemes. Galvanized components also accentuate the upscale concession area and the Band Box, built to showcase the musical entertainment history of Nashville.
Another significant factor in the selection of galvanized steel for this project was its sustainability. First Tennessee Park received U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver certification recognizing its consideration of the environment through its materials selection.
The coordination of processes in the fabrication and galvanizing of the steel components for First Tennessee Park was accomplished without a hitch, contributing to a resoundingly successful, sold-out crowd for its inaugural game.
The 2015 Nashville Sounds Baseball season saw a total of 565,548 fans pass through those galvanized gates, representing the highest attendance in 25 years. Those 565,548 pairs of hands ran along the handrails as the fans made their way to their seats, and that many pairs of eyes peeked through the fences to watch their favorite players slide into home. It was for them and the generations to follow that the architects and engineers chose hot-dipped galvanized steel components to provide safety, durability, beauty, hassle-free maintenance, and sustainability to promote an atmosphere that will become a part of Nashvilles new baseball heritage.
Recreation & Entertainment
Nashville, TN United States
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Ease of Specifying, Initial Cost, Life-Cycle Cost, Quality of HDG, Sustainability, Turnaround Time
Handrail, Safety Railings, Entry Gates, and Fencing.
City of Nashville
Hastings Architecture Associates
Nashville Fabrication & Engineering
AZZ Galvanizing - Nashville
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