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City Officials Discuss Plans For New Ballpark

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – City officials presented their plan Monday to bring a new baseball stadium to North Nashville.

The Metro Sports Authority voted to pitch in $65 million to help build the new stadium for the Sounds team.

City planners, along with the Nashville Sounds, gathered to convince board members that the $150 million stadium is the perfect development for the Sulphur Dell lot.

Concerns were also addressed during Monday's meeting, including where hundreds of state workers will park their car when the lots become part of the field.

Taking a cue from Mayor Dean, board members voted to approve a $65 million bond issuance, which would go towards building a parking garage.

The stadium will hold close to 10,000 fans, and it will be open for the 2015 minor league season.

Metro will enter into a 30-year lease agreement with the Sounds.

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