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West Riverfront Park Details Revealed -- Sky Arnold

Nashville, Tenn ---  You would never have noticed during the days of burning trash but the old Thermal Plant property along Korean Veterans Boulevard is actually the perfect bowl for an amphitheater.

"It gives us this long general natural slope for grass and people to sit on enjoying the concert," said Larry Atema.

Atema is the senior project development manager for the development of the property into a 6 acre amphitheater and 5 acre park.

The amphitheater will seat a total of 6,500 people with semi-fixed seating for 2,200 and 4,000 lawn seats and a 300 person greenway pavilion.

As it turns out the development came very close to being something completely different.

When Nashville demolished the Thermal Plant in 2004 the plan was to build a downtown ballpark for the Nashville Sounds.

Financial difficulties ultimately scuttled that plan and the property has remained vacant.

Two and a half years ago the process to change that started when Nashville started seeking public input.

A park with an amphitheater had lots of support from downtown resident like Shannon Spencer.

"There's a lot of community that's building up especially now in this area and just having another space that's nice like that will build the community even more so," said Spencer.

That feedback ultimately lead to the park/amphitheater design that's now under construction.

The amphitheater part is expected to be ready for its first concert in the Summer of 2015.