The owner of the Chattanooga Red Wolves soccer team expects people to see work for a new stadium within two months after getting a thumbs-up Thursday for incentives from East Ridge.
Bob Martino, owner of Star Community Builders in Park City, Utah, and the USL One soccer team, said clearing the wooded site for the 5,500-seat facility should begin first along with efforts to raise the ground level for the stadium.
"Work on the stadium is the No. 1 priority," he said about the complex that is to also include an array of restaurants, apartments, hotels, condominiums and stores in an estimated $125 million project at Interstate 75 and Interstate 24.
The East Ridge City Council voted unanimously for the Border Region Retail Development District state sales tax incentive for the project.