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City Leaders, Titans' Officials Discuss LP Field Sinkhole

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by Jeff Tang

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Titans officials and city leaders have been discussing plans to fix a large sinkhole found at LP field.

The sinkhole is about 50 feet away from LP Field itself, located outside the stadium club entrance and gate six. Crews found the sinkhole just a couple of weeks after the floods.

It is about 30 feet wide and five feet deep. The hole is located next to a pump station near the stadium.

LP Field General Manager Walter Overton found wood and other materials inside the hole-- leading some to wonder if it was actually caused by poor construction and not flooding.

"The area is next to a draining area for the stadium which drains water to the Cumberland. We'll just have to see what caused it," said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.

Dean said the team has hired an engineering firm to study the sinkhole. LP Field officials believe this is an isolated incident, and not a safety concern.

The stadium recently hosted several concerts for the CMA Music Festival without incident. Now, the effort is on to close the sinkhole and find out what caused it to open up.

"I'm not sure if it's related to the flood or not. It is something that's occurred and we want to make sure no one is injured while passing the hole," said Overton.

"It's safe, we need to get it fixed, and then have a good season. I know the Titans share those same goals," said Mayor Dean.

Team officials said the problem should be fixed before the Titans' first preseason game in August.

The flooding did cause some other minor damage to LP field, including in the parking lot area.

Email: jtang@newschannel5.com

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