Mayor David Briley has written an open letter to Nashville ahead of Metro Council’s vote on a proposed Major League Soccer stadium.
Monday night’s specially-called city council meeting will focus on one of the most controversial parts of the project – 10 acres of mixed use development around the stadium.
“Make no mistake about it: Nashville is a soccer city… Now we just have to close the deal,” Briley said in his two-page letter to the city.
An open letter to Nashville: pic.twitter.com/Lq2Qaioor1
— Mayor David Briley (@MayorBriley) August 27, 2018
If the council votes to approve re-zoning for the development, the final votes on the stadium project will be September 4.
Last week, Metro council members voted 24-7 to advance an ordinance that permits the clearing of some buildings at the Fairgrounds in order to make way for the $275 million stadium.
The future of the MLS team hinges on a stadium being built in Nashville.