Tennessee: Nashville MLS stadium hit with delay

source: NewsChannel5.com

Tennessee: Nashville MLS stadium hit with delay Demolition of old faigrounds facilities was supposed to begin in early Otober but as of today nothing has happened. The delay is caused by change in the mayor's office.

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New mayor of Nashville John Cooper assumed office in late September and to date hasn't signed the demolition contract that would enable work to begin on the fairgrounds site, where Nashville SC's future 30,000-seat stadium is to stand.

On October 21, the Mayor's Office revealed mayor Cooper did not sign the demolition contract, instead taking time to look into the financing and site infrastructure related to the stadium construction.

As of today no determination has been made, which means the project has been on hold for nearly 2 months. The new mayor had previously given his support for the project so it's expected there should be no risk for it to go forward, only a matter of time.

Nashville SC will begin playing in MLS on February 29, 2020. The team's first game will be against one of the most successful fresh franchises in the league, Atlanta United. Until the purpose-built stadium is delivered, most likely in 2022, the team will use NFL's Nissan Stadium.

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