In the middle of the year it was announced that all works at the stadium would be completed in May 2022. However, it seems that the venue will be ready for use a month earlier. This will allow Nashville SC to play all of the next season's home games at the new arena.
The club from the capital city of Tennessee will have the largest purely soccer stadium in the United States. The auditorium for 30,000 spectators consists mostly of two-tier stands. There will also be a space for fans with a little more money to spend, for whom 25 private suites are planned, each of which will be able to accommodate 18 people.
As of today, 18,000 season tickets have already been sold for the 2022 campaign. What's more, 90% of premium seats (loge boxes and private suites) also found their buyers. The cost of the stadium construction will amount to $355 million. The investment is entirely financed from private funds.
Chances are that all home fixtures of the club's third-ever MLS season will be played at Nashville Fairgrounds Stadium. The new campaign starts on February 26, so it was necessary to apply to the league authorities for permission to start the season with a series of away games. There will probably be six or seven of them. The team is to make its debut at the new ground on May 1, when they face Philadelphia Union.
Thus, Nashville SC will soon not need Nissan Stadium, which seats nearly 70,000 people and is too big for the club's needs. Moreover, Nashville SC have recently had difficulties filling the lower tier of the stands of the above-mentioned facility. It is also important that the soccer players will not have to share the new stadium with the Tennessee Titans.
Construction is nearing its end. There are around 600 workers at the site every day. There are more and more seats available day by day. In addition, works related to electrical, plumbing and irrigation installations are performed.
Finishing works are taking place inside the building. The final stage before the stadium is put into use will be the laying of the turf, and this is scheduled for March next year.
Author: Tomasz Sobura