Nashville SC stadium won’t be ready until 2022

Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre gave fans an update on the team’s website this mornming. The most notable tidbit from his letter is that the soccer-specific stadium won’t be ready for the beginning of the 2021 MLS season. Instead of moving in partway through that year, the club will delay its full occupation until 2022. Given the size, scope and challenges in building what will … Continue reading Nashville SC stadium won’t be ready until 2022

Legal hurdles in the rearview mirror, Nashville MLS stadium can forge ahead

Yesterday, the Tennessee State Fair Association withdrew its lawsuit against the metropolitan government of Nashville. The TSFA, which intended to halt or at least delay construction on the Fairgrounds site for Nashville MLS stadium, may re-file at a later date, but for the time being, litigation surrounding the battle to get a stadium built for Nashville SC’s MLS outfit is – finally – over. Of course, … Continue reading Legal hurdles in the rearview mirror, Nashville MLS stadium can forge ahead

Tennessee State Fair Association lawsuit dismissed

Another legal hurdle for Nashville’s Major League Soccer stadium has been cleared. After Save Our Fairgrounds saw its lawsuit dismissed in January (with some pointed language from Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle), the Tennessee State Fair Association filed a suit of its own. -The TSFA is a private non-profit that has held the contract to operate the event each year – it is worth noting that TSFA … Continue reading Tennessee State Fair Association lawsuit dismissed

Nashville MLS Stadium update: Jan. 24, 2019

Nashville’s No. 1 local government blog is back at it, folks. UPDATED 1/25/19: see the Court’s opinion at the bottom of the post. One of Nashville’s hurdles in getting an MLS stadium built has been cleared. Today, Chancery Court judicial officer Ellen Hobbes Lyle granted Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County’s motion for a summary judgment in their lawsuit against Save Our Fairgrounds, et … Continue reading Nashville MLS Stadium update: Jan. 24, 2019

Nashville MLS stadium update

Did you think the Nashville MLS stadium was a done deal when every relevant piece of Metro legislation passed the Council Sept. 6? You should have been right! But you are not. Quickly, let’s run through the established timeline before getting into the updates (skip to below the bullets if you just want the latest): May 19, 2016: Nashville SC acquires Nashville FC’s intellectual property … Continue reading Nashville MLS stadium update

Pitch Points is annoyed that #stadium_stuff is back in the news

Rounding up the latest across the internet in links that are interesting and relevant to soccer in Nashville, the US National setups, and beyond. If there’s anything you’d like me to share in a future post, you can always let me know on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram – and hit those socials with a follow while you’re there – or drop anything in the comments. #stadium_stuff. … Continue reading Pitch Points is annoyed that #stadium_stuff is back in the news

#MySoccerStory

This is not a soccer story. Well it is, but it’s more than that. It’s important to remember that tonight’s Metro Council meeting is about soccer, but building a stadium is about more than soccer. Pro-stadium/pro-soccer/pro-MLS voices need to remember (and I’m guilty of overlooking at times) that this isn’t a referendum on whether soccer is cool and good. It’s about approving a major municipal project … Continue reading #MySoccerStory