Nashville Soccer Club Training Facility

Antioch, Tennesse
Construction Cost: $40 million
Area / Square Feet: 48,855
Occupancy Date: April 2023

At the heart of an expansive mixed-use development, the Nashville Soccer Club training facility stands out among its retail, office and housing surroundings as a premier facility dedicated to supporting Nashville SC players and staff. In addition to being the club’s official year-round training facility, the building is home to their administrative operations and a health clinic used by both professional athletes and the general public. 

Thoughtful massing, program organization and material selection maximize the modest 15-acre site, giving separation to the building’s public and private functions while maintaining a high level of transparency necessary for individual player and team development. The facility is designed to guide players through their training journey and daily routines. A secluded team-only entrance provides players with immediate access to sports medicine, hydrotherapy, and dedicated areas for strength and conditioning. Large expanses of glazing overlooking the facility’s three pitches illuminate interior spaces with natural daylight and provide players with a direct connection to activity. Transparency between interior training spaces and onto the pitch further reinforces the interrelated nature of practice and performance. 

A holistic approach to player performance underpins the facility’s design. Designated areas for respite and recovery are dispersed throughout the facility’s two levels, providing players the opportunity to decompress and recharge before their next task. Social spaces are also woven into the facility, including a players’ lounge and an expansive communal dining commons that features a wrap-around outdoor terrace. 

In contrast to Nashville SC stadium, brand activation within the training facility is subtle. Interior spaces exude a blend of energy and hospitality, depending on program function. Exposed systems and structures with darker tones denote areas for performance and focused work, while communal spaces feature lighter hues and natural finishes.

Architect of Record

Moody Nolan

Nashville, Tenn.


Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet PartitionsASI Accurate Partitions
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness CenterEcore
Indoor Sports Surfaces - MultipurposeEcore
Locker/Shower - LockersHollman Inc.
Locker/Shower - Saunas/WhirlpoolsHydroworx
Training Facilities - Hydrotherapy TanksHydroworx
Locker/Shower - FlooringInterface carpet, Caesar tile
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Soccer GoalsKwikGoal
Laundry - DryersLaundry Systems
Laundry - WashersLaundry Systems
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - LightingMusco Sports Lighting, LLC
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular EquipmentSorinex
Fitness Center - Free-Weight EquipmentSorinex
Fitness Center - Strength EquipmentSorinex
Training Facilities - Taping/Treatment TablesSorinex