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File #: 18-4805    Version: 1 Name: Architect Selection – American Legion Memorial Stadium
Type: Consent Status: Consent
File created: 6/25/2018 In control: Asset/Facility Management
On agenda: 7/10/2018 Final action:
Title: : Architect Selection - American Legion Memorial Stadium
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Architect Selection - American Legion Memorial Stadium

Authorize the County Manager to negotiate fees and execute a contract with Jenkins-Peer Architects for Architectural/Engineering Services for the American Legion Memorial Stadium and in the event negotiations with this firm are unsuccessful, approve negotiations with the alternate firm of Odell

Staff Contact: Bert Lynn, PLA, Project Manager, Asset and Facility Management

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The American Legion Memorial Stadium project includes the reconstruction of the American Legion Memorial Stadium. This historic property located at 310 N. Kings Drive in Charlotte, NC was originally constructed in 1936 behind the Armory Auditorium (Grady Cole Center) on land previous included in Independence Park. The stadium was named in honor of Mecklenburg County veterans who had fought
in World War I.

American Legion Memorial Stadium hosted its first event on September 10, 1936 with a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Other events hosted at the stadium over the past 82 years include high school, college, and professional football, professional soccer, professional lacrosse, equestrian events, professional wrestling, concerts, fireworks shows, marching band competitions, and other civic events.

The planned reconstruction of American Legion Memorial Stadium will allow the site to host future events for decades to come. The project will include:
· A playing field sized to host professional and amateur sporting events (e.g., soccer, lacrosse, football)
· Flexibility to host other civic events, including concerts, band competitions, civic gatherings, etc.
· Capacity for 12,000 spectators
· Competition support facilities (e.g., video board, training room, referee room, locker rooms, etc.)
· Venue support facilities (e.g., restrooms, ticket booths, press box, concessions, etc.)
· Preservation of and inspiration drawn from historically significant eleme...

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