Nashville’s stadium deal is moving closer to the end zone with a final vote scheduled next week.
Metro Council will consider the $2.1 billion proposal to replace Nissan Stadium with an enclosed structure on Tuesday, April 25. The deal passed on second reading (25-11) this week after five hours of debate. Here’s what to know ahead of the vote:
What’s on the agenda
The council will consider two pieces of legislation related to the stadium deal:
- A bill (BL2023-1741) that will allow for the construction of a new enclosed stadium and the Sports Authority’s issuance of revenue bonds. It also establishes a zone where sales tax revenue would be used to support stadium maintenance and related projects.
- A resolution (RS2023-2044) creating the Nashville Needs Impact Fund that would serve Davidson County nonprofits. The Tennessee Titans would contribute $1 million to the fund in the first year of the lease, totaling ~$47 million over the next 30 years.
Nashville residents will have a chance to weigh in before the third and final vote. If you plan to speak at the public hearing, head to the Metro Courthouse at 1 Public Sq. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m and will include up to four hours of public comment — two hours each for those who support or oppose the deal.