Nov 08 H. J. Russell & Company Named General Contractor for the First-Ever Amphitheater in Henry County
H. J. Russell & Company (Russell), along with the City of Stockbridge and architectural firm, Tunnell-Spanger-Walsh & Associates (TSW), will be the first team to manage, design and build Henry County’s first amphitheater in the history of the county and the City of Stockbridge. The multi-million dollar Stockbridge amphitheater is expected to be completed in 2020 and will hold up to 3,000 people.
“Being awarded the opportunity to collaborate with TSW and the City of Stockbridge to build Henry County’s first-ever amphitheater is an honor and a privilege,” said Michael B. Russell, CEO, Russell. “With our expertise in building public space venues and stadiums, we are confident that our experience will shine through and the residents of Stockbridge and Henry County. It will be an exceptional venue to attend and enjoy events in that will make lifetime memories for residents and visitors that will last a lifetime, including many of our project team members who live in Henry County.”
Russell is charged with building the actual amphitheater and the five accompanying buildings and parking. The large-scale project includes new parking spaces, an entry plaza, a pre-function plaza, VIP-covered viewing boxes, terraced lawn seating, a permanent sound booth covered-structure, outdoor stadium seating, an elevated walkway, egress stairs and ramps, and sidewalks. In addition, the amphitheater will have five buildings which will include a two-story 4,685 square foot stage pavilion with an enclosed green room, a one-story 1,923-square-foot will-call building, a one-story 1,962-square-foot main restroom building, and two one-story 1,933-square-foot concession buildings.
“The groundbreaking ceremony for the Stockbridge Amphitheater was not only exciting because we are officially and physically getting this major construction project off the ground, but also because our residents and visitors deserve it and will benefit from this space, where we can come together as a community,” said Randy Knighton, Stockbridge city manager. “Stockbridge is truly on the move and our new amphitheater will be a unique asset to downtown Stockbridge. This event was history in the making.”