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Nashville SC celebrates stadium progress with steel beam ceremony

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 16:19:19-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Soccer Club celebrated the progress of its stadium construction by holding a steel beam ceremony.

Although the event was held virtually, athletes and fans alike watched as the first beam was installed for the new MLS stadium at The Fairgrounds Nashville.

That beam weighed 2,800 pounds, and throughout the construction, over 13 million pounds of steel will be used.

The stadium has been a point of contention since its conception with a local group fighting for it to be built at a different location and negotiation issues with the city. However, plans are moving forward and it is set to open in May of 2022.