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40K Sports Fans Expected In Nashville Friday Night

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Jul 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 19:47:02-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 40,000 sports fans are expected to descend on Nashville Friday night as two sporting events take place downtown.

Officials with Metro Police said a crowd of more than 30,000 is expected to watch the U.S. Men’s Soccer team take on Guatemala at Nissan Stadium. The match has been set for 6 p.m.

Across town in North Nashville, the Sounds will host Colorado Springs for a 7:05 p.m. game at First Tennessee Park.

Police said fans should expect heavy traffic congestion coming into downtown. Many roads in the Broadway area will also be closed in anticipation of Saturday’s Let Freedom Sing celebration.

Nissan Stadium will open its gates at 4 p.m. Friday. The stadium’s parking lots will open by 2 p.m. and will cost $15.

First Tennessee Park will open to fans at 6:05 p.m. Police said parking in the Historic Courthouse garage will be open for that event.

Officers will be on-hand to help direct traffic in the areas of both venues.