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Nashville SC to build 15-acre training facility at Century Farms in Antioch

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Posted at 2:04 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 15:04:33-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville SC will build a new multi-million dollar training complex at Century Farms in Antioch.

The club said the state-of-the-art complex will sit on 15 acres and will feature three full-sized soccer pitches.

“The club’s practice facility sits alongside our new stadium and new youth academy as key assets of any professional soccer team,” said Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre. “Creating a first-class facility where our players and staff can practice and work is a crucial part of the overall organization and a foundational element for the soccer footprint we have been building for the city.”

Ayre said the site is an excellent fit for the club's short and long-term objectives.

“Nashville Soccer Club is truly embracing our city as its hometown and I applaud their choice of Southeast Nashville for their permanent practice facility,” said Mayor John Cooper. “Nashville SC is investing in one of the fastest-growing areas in Davidson County and in doing so will make a direct and positive impact on the neighborhood here.”

Metro Council member Joy Styles, who represents District 32 in the Antioch area, said she is thrilled to have Nashville SC join the community.

"It is hugely impactful that they see our diverse community as a perfect fit for the future and have chosen Century Farms for their practice facility location," Styles said. "This will benefit not only our growing business landscape but also all of our passionate soccer fans. I am looking forward to their arrival and continuing to build our relationship with the community."

Century Farms is a 300-acre mix-used development along Interstate 24 that is accessible by the Hickory Hollow Parkway interchange. The development will also feature retail shops, as well as office and entertainment space.

While the new facility is under construction, the team will continue training at Currey Ingram Academy.