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Council Approves Nashville Sounds Ballpark

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A new ballpark will soon be breaking ground here in Music City. The final Metro Council vote for the Sounds' new home at Sulphur Dell sealed the deal this evening. The vote had to pass quite a few hurdles to turn into victory tonight for North Nashville. It's one of the quickest projects to be put into action by Metro Council. It's had public input from the start. Most of those living in the Capitol District are in favor of the plan. Just 4 weeks ago, the $65 million ballpark and stadium idea was born. The only opposition it's faced has been the speed of the project and how to pay for it. Tonight, Council approved on 3rd reading to increase the city's Capital Budget to allow for more bonds than the original $55 million estimate. In the special meeting, an amendment to the Phillips-Jackson street redevelopment plan and an ordinance to use land from the Tennessee Preparatory School for it were also passed, but not without mixed feelings.

Tonight's meeting was a lot more relaxed than last Tuesday night's meeting where nerves and feelings ran high. We're told developers could break ground as early as June. We wanted to get your take on the idea of putting a stadium downtown. Our Facebook responses were mixed.

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