The opening of a Nashville SC stadium is still planned for 2022, according to CEO Ian Ayre, despite potential construction delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The target opening date is May 2022, Ayre wrote in an open letter. A few developments have delayed the stadium opening apart from the coronavirus. Here’s the essential part of Ayre’s open letter to fans:
Simultaneously, and as you may have seen in many of our channels, we have been working tirelessly on the stadium front following the agreement reached with Mayor Cooper, to move forward with the construction of our future home at the Fairgrounds Nashville. Following the news in mid-February, demolition began on March 16 and is progressing steadily and in a timely fashion. As the work continues onsite, I’m excited to share that we have also completed our construction documents, which is a key milestone in the design phase and overall process.
Given the size, scope and challenges in building what will be the largest soccer specific stadium in the U.S., and without certainty of how COVID-19 will continue to impact our lives, our stadium project team has tentatively identified a substantial completion date of mid-May 2022. The group is currently reaching out to suppliers and contractors, and construction will commence after demolition wraps up.
It is impossible to predict the actual date with any level of certainty in the current environment, but we will continue to monitor gains or losses on timing and keep everyone informed as we progress. We remain excited about the 2022 season in our new home and fully committed to bringing the 2020 MLS season back to Nashville and all our fans as soon as possible.
Rendering courtesy Nashville SC.
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