Nashville SC has released new renderings of its stadium project, and confirmed that it will cover a cost increase of $50-$70 million.
Set to begin MLS play in 2020, expansion Nashville SC is planning to build a new soccer-specific stadium at The Faigrounds Nashville. The stadium project was initially estimated at a cost of $275 million, but it was revealed Thursday that the expected price tag is increasing to the range of $325 million to $345 million.
Nashville CEO Ian Ayre confirmed on Thursday that the facility remains on track for an expected 2022 opening. More from the Tennessean:
Ayre told The Tennessean the project is on track and and the increased cost is not a cause for concern. He said it was expected that the cost estimate would change as more detailed architecture and design work was completed.
The project will now cost between $325 million and $345 million. The owners already committed $25 million in cash toward the project.
“It doesn’t change anything from a cost perspective as far as Metro is concerned,” Ayre said. “All of the additional cost is the soccer club’s cost, which it always would have been. We’ve had a close handle on that, to make sure the stadium is what we want, not just for ourselves but for other uses as well.”
Nashville SC has also released new renderings on the project. The images show several details, including looks at the exterior of the facility, the seating bowl, and aerial perspectives:
Construction on the stadium has not started yet, as the facility is slated to be built on a portion of the Fairgrounds complex that is currently occupied by structures that will be replaced by new expo buildings elsewhere on the property. Nashville SC is planning to play its first two seasons at Nissan Stadium–home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans–before opening the new facility.
Renderings courtesy Nashville SC.
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