Nashville MLS Stadium: Here's How Each Council Member Voted

Posted at 11:46 AM, Sep 04, 2018

Tuesday will be a major day in Nashville's Metro Council as the group votes on four proposals surrounding the Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium at the Nashville Fairgrounds. 

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There are four proposals that must be voted on, including a vote on demolishing existing structures at the Fairgrounds and instituting a ticket tax of $1.75. 

Unlike the others, that proposal must pass with more than a simple majority. It needs at least 27 votes in order to pass and in the second reading, it only received 24 votes. 

Here’s how each council member voted:

Yes: 24

  • Weiner
  • Haywood
  • VanReece
  • Sledge
  • Murphy
  • Karen Johnson 
  • Shulman
  • Scott Davis
  • Pridemore
  • Allen
  • Pulley
  • Potts
  • Hall
  • Withers
  • Rhoten 
  • O’Connell
  • Elrod 
  • Bedne 
  • Hastings
  • Anythony Davis
  • Syracuse
  • Kindall
  • Blalock
  • Lee

No: 7

  • Cooper
  • Freeman
  • Pardue
  • Vercher
  • Hagar
  • Henderson
  • Glover 

Abstain: 8

  • Gilmore
  • Roberts
  • Mendes
  • Mina Johnson
  • Hurt
  • Dowell
  • Swope
  • Rosenberg

Not Voting: 1

  • Huezo 

NewsChannel 5 has reached out to the eight who abstained, asking if they'll vote Tuesday night:

Council member Rosenberg: "I abstained because I didn’t feel informed enough to vote yes but didn’t want to stand in the way of further dialogue. I’m continuing to collect information ahead of a vote tonight. I will not abstain." 

Council member Mina Johnson: "It will be one of the hardest decisions I will have to make as a District council member on the Fairgrounds related bills. This evening, I plan to vote one way or the other."