Professional soccer team the Chattanooga Red Wolves have made a presentation to the East Ridge City Council about the possibility of building a new training center for the team in Camp Jordan, according to East Ridge Vice Mayor Esther Helton.
City leaders discussed earlier this month bids for upgrades to the park's concessions and restrooms, ballfield fencing, and the baseball/softball infield. But documents online do not mention the possibility of a new training center, or the Chattanooga Red Wolves' interest in it.
The Red Wolves announced interest in building their own stadium back in October. Owners say they hope to have one built by 2020.
Their website says of the stadium, "The soccer-specific facility will create a gameday experience for fans focused solely on the beautiful game and cannot be matched in the area. The stadium will include sky suites, on-field suites, a fan zone, several dining options, a merchandise store, state-of-the-art scoreboard, a beer garden and hospitality areas. The stadium is designed to be a game day destination for locals and visitors to enjoy throughout a Red Wolves match. There will be various seating options within the U-shaped stadium configuration which creates a close-to-the-action fan experience. The seating along the sidelines will be covered to provide protection from the sun and rain."
But until now, the team hasn't specified exactly where they'd like to build that stadium.
City leaders in East Ridge must first sign off on their suggestion, however. And we are still working to learn how much it would cost to not only build a stadium, but also build one at Camp Jordan.
You can see more about the presentation below:
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