Less than two months remain until the opening of a new stadium in Nashville. It is expected to be the largest soccer-specific venue in the US. On 1 May it will be filled with 30,000 fans of the Nashville SC club during the match against Philadelphia Union.
The stadium will offer extensive VIP facilities for fans, including three large, separate, exclusive clubs. Nashville SC's owners are not saying anything about opening a betting lounge due to the law in Tennessee. While it is worth recalling that since the Supreme Court decision to legalize sports betting in 2018, such a possibility exists in few other states.
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The first betting opportunities for Nashville SC's inaugural game at the new stadium are likely to come shortly. The rival in this duel will be the Philadelphia Union team. The management of the club from Tennessee is planning a grand opening fete and a full house of 30,000 spectators is expected in the stands.
Even if the attendance will be far from the MLS record which was set at the start of March, the match day experience should be absolutely unique. This will be impacted by the short distance between the stands and the pitch and the compact nature of the venue - the length from the last row to the touchline is only 150 ft.
The stadium will contain two-tier stands, safe-standing supporters section and 25 private 18-seat suites with the pitch view. The facility will be able to host concerts for 27,000 spectators.
Construction on Nashville's $335 million soccer stadium began in spring 2020 following a months-long delay. It's interesting that the first seats were already installed at the stadium back in August 2021, as the official MLS website reported. But a lot more work has been done since then. For a while it seemed that a faster opening of the new stadium was possible, but in the end the first prognosis of May came true.
The record will remain unbroken
Last two years, in their first MLS seasons, Nashville has been playing home matches at Nissan Stadium. While it is true that this is a stadium designed for the NFL, at least its capacity (69,143) guaranteed that the team from Music City would have the possibility to host a large number of fans.
t's fair to say that the new facility may be beautiful and soccer-oriented, but will never hold 59,069 spectators. And that was the record attendance during the Nashville SC's MLS debut, a narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of Atlanta United.
News from the construction site
This year they have to play eight away matches in a row while waiting to make their debut at a new home venue. But all the waiting will be worth it. Recent photos from the construction site show that the stadium will be one of the most exciting in MLS.
Playing field irrigation and installation of railings throughout the stadium highlighted activities during last weeks on a construction site. As well as installing mechanical, electrical and plumbing. The “N” logo was also recently fitted above the supporters entrance.
Outside of that, landscaping and asphalt work were the main names of the game. The big update is that all the necessary prep work is done and it is possible to lay down the turf.
Naming rights sold
The future home of the Major League Soccer franchise from Nashville now has a name. $335 million stadium will be known as GEODIS Park. On Thursday, Nashville SC announced the "long-term" stadium naming rights partnership with this French-owned company.
GEODIS is a top-10 supply chain operator in the world, headquartered near Paris with North American headquarters in Brentwood. Neither Nashville SC nor the French have revealed financial details of the deal. GEODIS will have signage placement on the stadium’s interior and exterior locations.
The logo will be fitted at the main entrance (northeast end), and on the stadium's 360-degree canopy roof. Also the premium seating area will include the GEODIS brand in its name.