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GEODIS Park - Nashville SC's Home Turf Is Set to Make a Name For Itself in Music City

by Rich and Laura Lynch

The concrete has been poured, the steel is bolted and the turf was recently set into place. So, there was only one thing left to do in advance of the homecoming and inaugural match scheduled for May 1 and that was give the place a name. Nashville Soccer Club's new 30,000-seat stadium will officially be known as GEODIS Park. On Thursday March 10, 2022 the club unveiled a historic naming rights partnership with global supply chain operator GEODIS during a special banner display ceremony at the stadium. Scheduled to be completed next month, GEODIS Park will be the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States and Canada.

GEODIS Park is the beautiful new home of the Nashville SC soccer team.

"We have repeatedly said that the new stadium will become the spiritual home of Nashville Soccer Club," said Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre to the assembled that included many local dignitaries, members of the city's sports commission and Mayor John Cooper himself. "The commitment of logistics specialist GEODIS as the naming partner and the unveiling of 'GEODIS Park' is a landmark part of the history and journey of the club. I am hugely proud of the incredible work that Will Alexander, our Chief Revenue Officer, and the partnership team played in bringing this opportunity to where we are today. Having had the opportunity to meet with GEODIS members throughout the formation of this partnership, I can confidently say that their people, culture and values are very similar to those of our organization and that makes them the perfect partner for this huge next step."

The GEODIS Park banner is unfurled for the historic first time.

GEODIS, a France-based industry-leading global supply chain operator with its North American headquarters based in Brentwood, Tenn., is one of the fastest-growing logistics companies in the United States, employing more than 15,000 teammates across 19 campuses and more than 230 sites. GEODIS is also a major employer in the Middle Tennessee area with more than 2,000 teammates in the region.

Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre, Mayor John Cooper and Mike Honious, GEODIS Americas President &CEO.

"At GEODIS, we are proud of our rich history in the Nashville community that dates back more than 70 years," said Mike Honious, GEODIS Americas President &CEO. "With this historic new partnership - and the first of its kind for our company - we will be able to use GEODIS Park as a platform to strengthen our commitment to building a strong community alongside a like-minded organization who shares that same vision to make an even greater impact alongside one another. Ultimately, GEODIS Park will be the place where GEODIS, Nashville SC and our community will keep rising together."

Soon - everyone will be "N" and rooting for Nashville SC in Mid-Tenn.

The fervent fan base of the Boys in Gold have followed the franchise from their nascent days in the USL through two seasons of extraordinary and exceptional play in the big leagues known as Major League Soccer where they showed off their skills and fancy foot work at the Nissan Stadium home of that other football brand in town. Now, they get to see their team conduct themselves inside the nation's largest soccer specific arena. Honestly, most of them will tell you that they really don't care about the corporate business practices of naming rights. They just want their squad to efficiently and repeatedly deliver the goods on the field to ultimately supply them and their remarkable city the MLS Cup. Now, this franchise on the rise has a shiny new building and all the tangibles in place to make that happen. So, why not?

The dream to play the beautiful game in a state of the art facility is now realized.

Related Links: For more information on NASHVILLE SC and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links - Nashville SC | GEODIS


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