Bringing to an end what was quickly becoming the most controversial story in the city, Nashville mayor John Cooper and Major League Soccer have reached an agreement that allows construction to begin on a Fairgrounds-based stadium that will be home to Nashville SC, which kicks off its inaugural MLS season February 29th.
The agreement states that the MLS club will privately fund 100 percent of the stadium construction through cash investment and revenues generated by attendees. In other words, the city's budget will not be affected by the project, nor will your taxes.
Needless to say, soccer fans that have been awaiting the good news are excited.
Nashville SC will play their first two seasons at Nissan Stadium while the new stadium is being built, but plans to open the 2022 season at the new Fairgrounds location.
Check out the official press release from Major League Soccer here