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Nashville to build Soccer Stadium at the Fairgrounds

Metro Council approves plans to build the MLS Soccer stadium at the Fairgrounds

Several hours before the vote the group called Save our Fairgrounds filed a lawsuit in an effort to protect the Fairgrounds & stop Metro Government from building a soccer stadium at the site.

They called the plan the “rape of an institution” and a “ripoff of the taxpayers.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – After hours of debate that stretched into the night, Metro Council voted to approve measures needed to move forward with plans for a Major League Soccer stadium at the Fairgrounds in Nashville.

Council voted to demolish certain buildings and structures necessary for the construction of the new stadium.

POLL: Do you agree with the decision to build a soccer stadium at the Nashville Fairgrounds?

Members voted to approve the rezoning of 10 acres for private mixed-use development.

They approved a motion to issue $50 million in bonds needed for infrastructure and upgrades.

Council members also approved a resolution to put a soccer practice facility in North Nashville at a site to be determined.

MORE: MLS stadium developers, Stand Up Nashville announce community benefits agreement

Earlier during the debate, a proposal was made to let the voters decide on the $50 million dollar bond issue in a referendum in November. The motion was defeated.

Nashville Mayor David Briley released a statement after the vote, which reads:

I applaud the Council for its final approval of legislation to bring Major League Soccer to Nashville. This project will have a positive, lasting impact on our entire community. It embraces growth and new opportunities while ensuring every resident benefits and thrives with it. This project will provide needed upgrades to the Fairgrounds, essential affordable housing, broad minority business opportunities and increased safety protections for our workers. This project will improve the Fairgrounds facilities but it will not change our customs or the activities we cherish. I pledge to all of those engaged in these discussions over the past months that I am listening. Together we will build on the years of community tradition at our Fairgrounds and I look forward to continuing to work closely with you as this project moves forward.

Several hours before the vote, the group called Save our Fairgrounds filed a lawsuit in an effort to protect the Fairgrounds and stop Metro Government from building a soccer stadium at the site. They called the plan the “rape of an institution” and a “ripoff of the taxpayers.”

The soccer stadium controversy is one of the hottest development issues facing Nashville.

WKRN Web Staff

Discussion

3 thoughts on “Nashville to build Soccer Stadium at the Fairgrounds

  1. The 10 acres surrounding the race track will be high rise housing. How long do you think the new residents will complain of the noise from the car racing? The race track will be next to go. It is coming.
    Keith Bradford
    Nashville Broadcasting Network

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    Posted by kmarecords@aol.com | September 5, 2018, 9:11 am
  2. So the Opryland Park is gone and in its place a boring Mall how did that work for Nashville? Now the Fairgrounds are ready to go another landmark which is somehow connected to Country Music and Music City. Maybe Nashville’s Mayor will say yes to an Ice Rink in the space of the Grand Ole Opry. Maybe they can change the RYMAN to an indoor sports center. I can only be thankful that I have had the privilege of experiencing “Music City USA” in its day, as soon I am sure it will be called, “Money City” disguised as, “Sport City” Goodbye Nashville as we know it welcome the new world. The Mayor says it will benefit all in NASHVILLE well that is just a tall story and will not happen. Well that’s just my opinion.

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    Posted by WHISNews21 | September 5, 2018, 7:32 am
  3. So much space available why destroy the Nashville fairgrounds to build the Soccer stadium, I am always suspicious about these kind of things I cannot help thinking that it is part of the destruction of Country as we know it.

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    Posted by WHISNews21 | September 5, 2018, 7:19 am

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