NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — After months of heated debate, Metro Nashville Council approved a deal to scrap Nissan Stadium and build a new $2.2 billion enclosed stadium.
The Titans VP of Marketing and Communications Kate Guerra calls the new stadium a game-changer for Nashville.
We've really sort of cemented the team's future here to call a Nashville home for the next 30 years,” Guerra said.
Guerra says their next step is to hire a construction lead and an architect to create a blueprint for the existing renderings.
Then, they can start pre-construction work, getting ready to break ground in early 2024 and open in 2027.
“East Nashville and the people around the stadium won't notice a whole lot until that early-to-mid-2024 timeframe for groundbreaking,” Guerra said.
The decision also means progress for Metro’s East Bank project.
The city plans to build a new neighborhood around the stadium and created two layouts for their vision: one with a new stadium and one with the existing stadium.
The planning department can now begin infrastructure plans with the new stadium in mind.
“This kind of gives us guidance to move forward with that alternative “A” within the vision plan and build out and kind of identify the street network needs, figure out what kind of right away we need, so we can build out that street network that prioritizes transit, cyclists and pedestrians,” Metro Planning Department Communications Director Richel Albright said.
Nissan stadium will stay open throughout construction, with no expected interruptions to games or events.
When the new stadium opens, Nissan will be demolished, and the property will become a new park.
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