Lookouts owner wants to 'kick up' AT&T Field experience for fans

AT&T Field has served as the home of the Chattanooga Lookouts since the start of the 2000 season, making it the third-oldest ballpark in the Southern League. Team owner Jason Freier, chairman and CEO of Atlanta-based Hardball Capital, made upgrades to the stadium in 2015 and is considering other potential changes.

Next spring, the Chattanooga Lookouts will embark on their 17th season at AT&T Field.

New Lookouts owner Jason Freier believes it will be the best year yet.

"AT&T Field is certainly a viable ballpark," Freier said this week by phone. "I think we did a few things before this past season to make it better. We updated the suites that hadn't been touched in 15 years, and now everything in them is new. They're much more conducive to business entertainment now. I would not have taken a client there before, because the carpets and the paint job and the furniture were all old and musty.

"We fixed that, and we built the deck out in left field that took an area of the ballpark that was not an attractive area to spend time and made it into a place that's great as far as enjoying the game.