NASHVILLE, TN – Stewart Parking Solutions (SPS), a Nashville-based parking operations management company, has been selected by the Metropolitan Sports Authority to manage parking operations at LP Field.
With the opening of Cumberland Park on the East Bank, the LP field campus will be an increasingly popular destination for special events, recreation and leisure. Given its expertise in managing large-scale parking and transportation logistics, Stewart Parking was chosen to manage the many opportunities on the horizon for the major complex, said Metro Sports Authority Chairman J.D. Elliott.
Stewart Parking has also reached an agreement with the Tennessee Titans to manage parking for events controlled by the NFL team under the terms of its contract with the Sports Authority. In addition to their home games, the Titans are responsible for managing parking for several major events including Tennessee State University home football games, CMA Music Fest, Music City Bowl and other special events.
“The Sports Authority is very pleased to announce this partnership with Stewart Parking Solutions,” said Elliott. “Stewart is a well-known and respected transportation logistics company with a strong local presence. We see a tremendous opportunity with Stewart given their commitment to incorporating new technology while staying focused on the customer. They will continue our tradition of delivering a positive service experience on the LP Field campus.” The Sports Authority selected Stewart following a competitive process, Elliott said. The Authority was impressed with Stewart Parking Solutions’ plans for enhancing revenue opportunities, customer service and technology upgrades, Elliott said.
Said Don MacLachlan, Titans executive vice president of administration and facilities, “Our organization is thrilled to be a partner with Stewart Parking Solutions to raise the level of customer service for all of the events we host at LP Field. Eddie Stewart and his company have done an outstanding job in Nashville for a long time because their number one priority is taking care of customers. For that reason, this is a perfect fit for our organization.”
Said Stewart Parking founder Eddie Stewart, “We are excited to have this new opportunity and look forward to working with the Metropolitan Sports Authority and Titans to achieve an exceptional level of service for anyone who parks at LP Field, whether it is for a game, concert or special event. Our job is to enhance the fan experience. We are ready for it.
“Our company is fortunate to conduct parking and transportation logistics for companies and major events all across the country, but it is always special when we are involved in major projects in our hometown,” Stewart said.
Parking management and transportation logistics for the LP Field campus became a priority as plans for East Bank development advanced, Elliott said.
The LP Field campus will become an increasingly popular destination with the April opening of Metro Cumberland Park, which includes an amphitheatre, family splash park, greenway connector, and concessions. The Authority and Titans expect increased auto traffic to LP Field for special events, recreation and leisure for locals and tourists.
“The Sports Authority considers the East Bank of the Cumberland River the new front lawn for East Nashville,” Elliott said. “For that reason, Stewart’s logistical expertise is needed now more than ever.”
Visitors to LP Field campus parking in the near future will see some physical and other changes related to the parking and transit experience, Elliott and Stewart said. Those include:
• Installation of the most advanced solar-power ticketing machines for self-pay parking. The new units are faster and easier for customers to use. Customers will also be able use their smart phones, via a special app, to pay for parking with the click of a button.
• Hand-held credit and debit-card readers to process payments for paid events as a method to speed up traffic flow into LP Field.
• New solar-powered stations to charge electric vehicles will make LP Field a green-transit destination.
Stewart Parking Solutions is related to Stewart Transportation Solutions, a Nashville-based company founded in 1990. Stewart Transportation manages transportation logistics for corporations, association and special events across the country. The company’s clients include Microsoft, Country Music Association, the Southeastern Conference, State Farm National Insurance Companies and ACE Hardware among many others.