The Tennessee Titans chose Kansas City-based Manica Architecture to work on initial concepts for a stadium project located along the Cumberland River.
Work could include concept plans for the east bank footprint and timeline projections. Manica will work on planning programming and design elements for the stadium and will work in tandem with owner representative CAA Icon, according to a report from Location now.
“A standard first step in any potential stadium project is to bring in an architect to assist with conceptual planning,” a Titans spokesperson said. To post. “Manica’s work will help us better understand key aspects of the project as we continue to explore the possibility of a new stadium. We look forward to working with their team in this discovery phase.
The Chicago Bears picked Manica for a similar role in that NFL organization’s effort to build a new facility in suburban Chicago. And the Kansas City design firm is also working on upgrades to the Cleveland Guardians progressive field and a proposed arena for the Arizona Coyotes.
Now reported that Manica may eventually partner with another firm as the official architect, who usually joins the project at later stages. Manica held a similar role, working with HNTB as official architect, on the planning of the Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium.
After initially considering potential upgrades to Nissan Stadium, the Titans have in recent months discussed a possible domed stadium to replace the facility. The project could cost $2 billion or more and be completed in time for the 2026 NFL season. The purpose of the roof — retractable or not — is to allow Nashville to host major national events like the Super Bowl and Final Four.
Tennessee lawmakers have conditionally approved a $500 million bond issue to help pay for the new facility, and ownership of Titans and Metro Nashville are also we expect to participate significant sums if the project progresses.