Construction to continue at Nashville Fairgrounds

Posted at 8:42 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 21:42:26-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Metro Nashville council voted down a resolution that would have stopped the construction at the Fairgrounds Nashville.

Councilman Steve Glover introduced the bill, saying no work should be done at the site of the new Major Legue Soccer stadium until a lawsuit filed by the Save Our Fairgrounds group works its way through the court system.

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Group members argue the construction of the MLS stadium violates a Charter Amendment approved by voters that would protect existing events at the Fairgrounds.

However, in a 17 - 10 vote with four abstentions, the resolution failed, allowing the work to continue.