Engel Stadium was a big hit with the film crew who just wrapped up scenes for the movie "42", Missy Crutchfield, administrator of the city's Education, Arts and Culture department, said.
"They just loved Chattanooga. The scenes they shot of the stadium were just beautiful," she said.
Ms. Crutchfield said the crew spent from $5 million to $7 million during their time here, and the economic impact was as much as $15 million.
She said, "For Chattanooga, this was our biggest movie, the biggest star and the biggest economic impact.
And she said she is hopeful that Chattanooga will be able to lure other producers here. "I think we are going to land another one soon," she said.
Ms. Crutchfield said she didn't actually meet star Harrison Ford, though he was here off and on for a week staying at the Chattanoogan hotel.
But she said she did brush up against him once on location when he was going over to look at the day's takes. She said he was "bunched up with bushy eyebrows" for his role as Dodger owner Branch Rickey.
She said Mr. Ford flew to Chattanooga in his own airplane and visited a few local restaurants.
Those who worked with him here "found him to be such a great guy - so sweet. When the crew and actors would line up to eat he would get in line just like everybody else."
She said this film is a departure for him. She said his other roles, like Indiana Jones, were patterned after his own character.