Gephart Electric and our local partner served as the electrical contractors for GEODIS Park, home of the Nashville SC’s soccer team. Located in the historic Nashville Fairgrounds, this stadium features 30,000+ seats, 25 private suites, a safe-standing supporters’ section, loge box seating, and 3 distinct club areas.
Gephart’s contributions included:
- 3 Medium Voltage Substations
- 350 LED Sports Lights
- 16 Remote Driver Racks
- 144 Color Changing Bowl and Façade Flood Lights
- 92 Site Lighting Poles
- Networked Lighting Control System with Specialty Space and Sports Lights Dimming Controls
- Four months prior to the scheduled completion date, a tornado hit our storage warehouse and destroyed over half of our light fixtures. Despite this set back, we finished the project earlier than the scheduled completion date. Our team’s efforts included:
- Safely removing all the fixtures from tornado debris to a dry and secure location.
- Organizing and inspecting each light fixture for damage.
- Re-ordering or providing alternatives for damaged fixtures.
- Expediting and monitoring production processes of new fixtures to ensure timely delivery despite supply chain issues.
- Efficiently managed resources with crews peaking at nearly 100 electricians.
- Collaborated with steel contractor on heavy-duty flood lights to provide memorable lighting sequences for scoring celebrations, team color identification, and holiday specialty lighting.
- 5S Principles Implemented Throughout Project: Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain
- Time-saving measures were taken throughout project, including:
- Sports lights were installed on pre-aimed racks that were then pre-mounted to steel members prior to being lifted into place which eliminated the need to revisit the fixtures for both installation and aiming. This was critical to the tight schedule window of the bowl and field grass installation.
- Gephart custom designed standings racks created for multiple remote drivers for sports lighting. Racks were pre-built and pre-loaded with drivers off-site and were free-standing on the low roofs of the stadium. This saved time on site, allowing for flexibility with install locations.