Inside of Knoxville tours stadium project

Overhead rendering shows how stadium and residential buildings will fit into Old City space.

Inside of Knoxville, which covers all things downtown via Urban Guy, has posted a full photo gallery showing the progress made both within the stadium and the surrounding structures.

Urban Guy has been keeping up with the progress at the future home of Smokies baseball/multiuse stadium and residential development. I had the chance to tour last week and get behind the scenes. You can see by the photos from May and now in June that the project is moving along rapidly. I’m told it is on time and on budget thus far.

The story posts photos and identifiers of the progress from field level to the concourse to interior areas.

The link to the photos and narrative is HERE.

As the story noted, Mo Abbas, lead project manager with Denark Construction, conducted the tour.

He took us on each of the three levels of the project, as well as the home dugout and home plate. I was impressed with the project as a whole and the thoroughness of each step.

It’s hard for Grand Slam Knox to pick a favorite photo, but the one of the Smokies flag marking home plate is atop the list.

A Smokies flag marks home plate. (Inside of Knoxville photo)

The stadium is on track to open in April 2025 for the start of baseball season.

In the meantime, travel about 20 miles from downtown Knoxville to Smokies Stadium for the final season in Kodak. From Thirsty Thursday to Christmas in July to Pete Crow-Armstrong bobblehead night, it’s always fun at the ballpark.

Maria Cornelius, a senior writer/editor for MoxCar Marketing + Communications, is a lifelong baseball fan and longtime Smokies season ticket holder. If you’re on Twitter follow along HERE.