Breaking Ground on the Latest and Greatest in Charleston Entertainment
May 4, 2021
A home to groundbreaking entertainment, Volvo Car Stadium deserves a top-to-bottom renovation to mirror its high-quality guests – and that’s just what it’s getting! For two decades, the Volvo Car Stadium has hosted an array of talent attracted to the charming city of Charleston, South Carolina. From phenom female tennis players in the Volvo Car Open, to world-class musicians like Hootie & the Blowfish and Jimmy Buffett, the Volvo Car Stadium brings life and entertainment to the city.
In April, the Choate Charleston project team broke ground on this renovation project alongside several esteemed guests. In addition to Choate Construction’s project partners, guests including Governor Henry McMaster, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, and members of Senator Tim Scott’s Office gathered to celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony. The event took place during the intermission between the final, doubles, and singles matches of the 2021 Volvo Car Open tennis tournament.
In addition to the groundbreaking celebration, Choate’s Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) team offered guests a virtual sneak peek to the future of the stadium. With Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headsets, attendees could visualize the improvements and additions to the stadium in real time. Some of these renovations include a complete refresh of the main building’s façade and concourse, which will partially enclose the stadium and provide guests with a truly immersive experience. Enhanced lighting and a covered stage will offer the stadium’s high-profile performers much-needed shade and cover from rain.
“I cannot thank the Navarro family enough for making Charleston a better place and improving our quality of life though their continuous generosity. This facility is going to be a place of excellence for sports and entertainment alike,” said Tecklenburg.
With an anticipated completion date of Fall 2021, the Choate project team is hard at work creating a breathtaking, memorable space for performers, athletes, and guests alike to enjoy a top-notch experience.
For more detail about this project, click here. A notable event, several local news stations provided coverage, including mentions in Count on 2, Live 5 News, and ABC 4 News.