By Nashville SC Communications
NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville Soccer Club’s new 30,000 seat stadium will officially be known as GEODIS Park. The club today unveiled a historic naming rights partnership with global supply chain operator GEODIS during a special banner presentation ceremony at the stadium. Scheduled for completion next month, GEODIS Park will be the largest dedicated soccer stadium in the United States and Canada.
“We have said many times that the new stadium will become the spiritual home of Nashville Soccer Club,” said Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre. “The engagement of logistics specialist GEODIS as a naming partner and the unveiling of ‘GEODIS Park’ is an integral part of the history and journey of the club. I am extremely proud of the incredible work that Will Alexander, our director revenue, and the partnership team have achieved to bring this opportunity to where we are today.Having had the opportunity to meet GEODIS members throughout the formation of this partnership, I can confidently say that their people, culture and values are very similar to those of our organization and this makes them the ideal partner for this next major step.
GEODIS, a France-based global supply chain leader with North American headquarters in Brentwood, Tennessee, is one of the fastest growing logistics companies in the United States, employing more than 15,000 people on 19 campuses and more than 230 sites. GEODIS is also a major employer in the Middle Tennessee region with more than 2,000 associates in the region.
“At GEODIS, we are proud of our rich history in the Nashville community that dates back more than 70 years,” said Mike Honious, President and CEO of GEODIS Americas. “With this historic new partnership, and the first of its kind for our company, we will be able to use GEODIS Park as a platform to reinforce our commitment to building a strong community alongside a like-minded organization that shares the same vision to make impact next to each other. Ultimately, GEODIS Park will be where GEODIS, Nashville SC and our community will continue to grow together.” As the company’s global showcase, GEODIS will receive a prominent branding on the outside, inside and on the roof of the stadium, including flagship signage above the main stadium entrance welcoming attendees to GEODIS Park In addition, the partnership includes the rights to premium club naming and several innovative programs to support the Nashville community. For example, GEODIS will serve as the presenting partner of both a new football-focused league e about underserved neighborhoods in the surrounding community and the “One Nashville Under Gold” flag, a photo mosaic featuring a collection of images depicting Nashvillians from all walks of life. which will be presented at each home game.
Excel Sports Management’s Properties Division secured and brokered the stadium naming rights agreement between Nashville SC and GEODIS.
Built in the heart of the Wedgewood-Houston district of Nashville, GEODIS Park is destined to become one of the premier sports and entertainment destinations in the United States. The 30,000-seat stadium will feature a 360-degree canopy, a 65-foot-wide shared concourse and a secure fan section. Only 150 feet of distance will separate the last row of GEODIS Park and the sideline. In addition to being the official headquarters of Nashville SC, GEODIS Park will serve as a premier multi-purpose venue for concerts and community activities, as well as a hub for Nashville-area businesses to use throughout the year.
The excitement leading up to the opening of GEODIS Park was evident in Middle Tennessee with approximately 20,000 passes sold to date and very few premium tickets remaining. All private suites, boxes and the stadium’s three biggest clubs are sold out ahead of the 2022 season.
GEODIS Park will officially open on May 1 when the Boys in Gold host the Philadelphia Union at 3 p.m. CT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Go “N” and be part of history when Nashville SC opens the doors to GEODIS Park by visiting NashvilleSC.com/22tix or calling 615-750-8800 to reserve your seats.