By Ben Wright, editor.
NASHVILLE, TN - Demolition began at the Fairgrounds on Monday morning, the first step in the process of building Nashville SC's soccer stadium. A Nashville judge denied a motion of injunction filed by the Save Our Fairgrounds coalition on Friday morning, paving the way for demolition and the stadium construction process to begin.
“In a period when there’s a lot of uncertainty, it’s great to have a little bit of positive news,” said Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre in a press release. “This is an element of progress towards finally playing in our very own soccer-specific stadium at the Fairgrounds, an investment in our city, and a milestone in our club’s history that our supporters and all sports fans are eager to see come to life.”
With a capacity of 30,000, the new stadium is set to be the largest soccer-specific venue in the United States. The stadium is currently set to open ahead of the 2022 MLS season.