Lookouts adding deck level, upgrading suites

AT&T Field is the home stadium of the Chattanooga Lookouts.

New Chattanooga Lookouts owner Jason Freier held a news conference Thursday to announce a new deck area beyond the left-field line at AT&T Field and a complete overhaul of the suite level.

The deck will allow fans to sit and watch from the foul area in left, where before they would have to stand.

"This will be a great area for fans to come in groups to sit and watch the game," Freier said, "and when they're not rented by groups, it will be an inviting social space. We really see this serving as an extension of the beer garden, which on a lot of nights can get very crowded.

"We believe this will make one of the most challenging places in the ballpark into one of the most popular overnight."

Each of the suites is being gutted and by opening day will have new carpet, new paint, new furniture and a larger flat-screen television set.