Metro’s study of potential sites for a new Nashville Sounds stadium won’t be finished by Nov. 1, as originally projected.
Metro has hired Kansas-city based Populous –– an architecture firm with a stadium portfolio that spans the globe –– to recommend the best location for a potential new Sounds ballpark. From there, Mayor Karl Dean and the Metro Council would then decide whether to pursue a stadium project.
“They’re running a little bit behind,” said Jim Fyke, who works in the Metro Finance Department and serves as the city’s point person for the study. “It’s a little slower process than they thought.”
Sites under consideration are the east bank north of Spring Street; the former Sulphur Dell location north of the state capitol building; the 11-acre former thermal plant site; the Gulch; and Pennington Bend. The study is also exploring further renovation of the existing Greer Stadium.
Fyke didn’t have a timeframe on when the analysis would be finished.