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Huntsville Moves to Renovate Joe Davis Stadium for Football, Soccer, Lacrosse

Published on November 7, 2019

artist rendering of a renovation to Joe Davis Stadium converting it from a baseball stadium into a football stadium

The Huntsville City Council voted to move forward with a $1 million contract with Chapman Sisson Architects to provide construction documents for the renovation of Joe Davis Stadium in John Hunt Park.

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.

View the Joe Davis Stadium Presentation

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 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. ​

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