New Fairgrounds Exposition Center Opens

Posted at 9:15 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 00:00:11-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A new exposition center is open at the Fairgrounds Nashville, as more changes come to the property.

Nashville Mayor David Briley and members of the Fair Commissioners Board helped cut the ribbon on the new expo center.

It features more than 125,000 square feet of enclosed, air-conditioned space, a full commercial kitchen, and has 100,000 square feet of covered exterior shed structures.

It includes three main exposition halls that will be used to host events like the Nashville Flea Market, Christmas Village and trade shows and banquets.

The new expo center replaces buildings on the Fairgrounds property that were constructed in 1964.

“We are proud to announce, as expected, these new buildings have brought in 50 new events,” said Laura Womack, Executive Director of the Fairgrounds Nashville. “These are events we never would have been able to host in our current facilities.”

Womack added the new expo center will “breathe new life into the Fairgrounds.”

This comes after the new Fair Park and community green space opened at the Fairgrounds in April. All of the changes are part of the plans to make way for a new Major League Soccer stadium.

Once the older expo buildings are turn down, work can begin on the MLS stadium. This is currently scheduled to happen in October.