Super Bowl in Nashville? Possible with New $2.1 Billion Stadium

Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Tennessee Titans have announced they have agreed to terms for a new stadium with a price tag of more than $2 billion. The deal requires Nissan Stadium be demolished and the new stadium be built on nearby lots.

The plan will have to be approved by Metro Council.

The stadium will be an enclosed dome without a retractable roof, officials said. However, the roof will be translucent, and the stadium will have a glass side wall that can be opened.

The Titans will play on turf rather than grass. Naming rights have not yet been determined. The stadium would be able to hold 55,000 to 60,000 fans.

According to a media release from Mayor Cooper’s office, $840 million for the new stadium will come from the Titans, NFL and personal seat license sales.

The state legislature will provide a one-time contribution of $500 million. The remaining $760 million will come from revenue bonds issued by the Metro Sports Authority to be repaid through different revenue streams, like a new 1% hotel tax and sales taxes collected at the new stadium and its campus.

Costs of stadium-related infrastructure and demolition of the old stadium are built into the deal.

The new stadium will also feature other events, such as CMA Fest, concerts, and potentially major sporting events like the Super Bowl, college football playoff games, WrestleMania and more, according to local officials. The stadium will be home to four Tennessee State University home games a year.

Photo: Artist’s rendering of stadium and surrounding area

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. News and Sports Director for Rooster 101.5 FM, 93.9 The Duck and Whiskey Country 105.1, and 95.9. He is currently the play-by-play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders (31 years) on The Rooster 101.5 and can be heard M-F broadcasting our local news. Lucky has done play-by-play for 4,002 (and counting) sports events on Radio & TV. He also served four years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for six years at Grundy County High School.

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