Since 2012, Draper & Associates has been providing construction schedule management oversight services to Darden & Company, the Owner’s Representative to AMB Sports & Entertainment. Through this ongoing relationship, Draper & Associates provided construction schedule management oversight on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Training Ground for Atlanta’s Major League Soccer Team, the Atlanta United Football Club.
The $60 million world-class training complex is set on a 33-acre site in Marietta, GA. The facility includes six playing fields, three natural grass and three fieldturf surfaces, and a 30,000 square foot headquarters building that features an indoor-outdoor gym, show pitch with a 2,500-seat stand, locker rooms for both the First Team and the Academy Team, as well as, sports science facilities, and office and meeting space for the club’s executive and soccer operations staff.
Designed by Atlanta-based architecture firm TVS Design, the training ground is a best-in-class facility, that rivals top international training facilities. Upon its completion in March 2017, the Atlanta United announced CHOA as the club’s official pediatric healthcare system and the naming partner of the new training ground. The facility holds open training sessions and tournaments, in addition to hosting visiting and international club’s year round.