CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- It's been over a year since UTC was first contacted about using Engel Stadium for scenes in the movie "42."

After months of renovations and a Hollywood crew on hand, it's finally become a reality.

The movie is about the life Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play Major League Baseball.

An eager crowd showed up for the premiere at Chattanooga's Majestic 12 Cinema Thursday night.

"42" opens to the general public Friday.