Joe Davis Stadium is another step closer to getting a new lease on life, after the Huntsville City Council voted Thursday to move forward with a $1 million architectural contract with Chapman Sisson Architects to provide construction documents for the stadium’s renovation.
The stadium, which has been closed since 2015, will be converted from a baseball venue into a multi-sport facility to support high school football, soccer and lacrosse play and other City sporting events. Chapman Sisson first provided the City with an assessment of the condition of the property last summer along with conceptual designs for a potential renovation.
The report outlined which portions of the stadium could be repurposed and which areas should be demolished to bring the facility up to today’s sporting standards. The estimated cost of the renovation is about $8 million.
The approved contract authorizes the architectural firm to provide all the necessary civil, structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineers for the design and construction administration of the project along with civil design for the surrounding parking lot areas.
Once the City has the design and construction documents in hand, the project can go out for bid. Construction is anticipated to get under way in 2021.
You can view the full renovation presentation for Joe Davis Stadium here: