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jackwoods4
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Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
Joint statement they just released:

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NASHVILLE (Jan. 30, 2020) – Driven by the excitement of fans around Nashville SC’s opening game and the city’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, we couldn’t be more excited about soccer’s potential in Nashville.

Earlier today, we met with Mayor John Cooper at Major League Soccer’s office in New York City to discuss the status of Nashville SC’s stadium project. The new stadium and ancillary development have very broad support throughout Nashville and has been overwhelmingly approved multiple times by Metro Council.

Despite that, Mayor Cooper has not provided approval to begin the demolition to move forward with the stadium project. So, for the past four months, Nashville SC has worked to make the stadium deal even better and has proposed a number of new solutions to satisfy his concerns.

Even with these proposed new solutions, the Mayor today refused to commit to move forward with the demolition and the approved stadium plan. During today’s meeting, MLS Commissioner Don Garber made it clear to Mayor Cooper that Major League Soccer would not have awarded Nashville an expansion team without the commitment made by the city to build a soccer stadium at the Fairgrounds. The Mayor’s continued refusal to proceed is a deep disappointment to Nashville SC and MLS.

Nashville SC has agreed to work with the Mayor’s office over the next week to advance the discussions and finalize a plan to begin the stadium construction project. We hope for a mutually agreeable solution and expect to have an update regarding the project by February 6.




StraightCashHomey21
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
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Don Garber made it clear to Mayor Cooper that Major League Soccer would not have awarded Nashville an expansion team without the commitment made by the city to build a soccer stadium at the Fairgrounds.


Different rules for different franchises

frick Garber


BCLA
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
Ya that's pretty messed up he would say that while allowing nycfc to play in a fricking outfield.

Also, they should enter into negotiations with Franklin or somewhere else close just to show the mayor they aren't playing around.


DByrd2
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
Franklin would be the perfect place to do that. Gold star for the day.


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RollTide4Ever
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
I'm liking Cooper, the main reason he won election was b/c he was serious about making sure Nashville was on sound financial ground. The last few mayors wanted to turn Nashville into Rich people party town, debt be damned. I always said it was too soon for Nashville to get a MLS franchise.


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itawambadog
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
Yeah frick this guy. If this path continues he's at risk of getting Metro in a lawsuit.


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itawambadog
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
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Ya that's pretty messed up he would say that while allowing nycfc to play in a fricking outfield.

Also, they should enter into negotiations with Franklin or somewhere else close just to show the mayor they aren't playing around.


It's not ideal but at this point I want to say frick Metro Nashville. There's a lot of open land off of I65 between Brentwood and Franklin.


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itawambadog
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
An update to the story

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The letter, obtained by FOX 17 News, outlines offers Nashville SC made to the city, including $19 million in infrastructure and $35 million that Nashville was on the hook for if ticket sales didn't reach expectations.


Also, a letter from the club owner.

LINK


RollTide4Ever
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
What a a dumbazz deal, glad Briley lost. He would've been recruiting an MLB team right now---promising $200 million for a new baseball stadium or some isht.

I can't stand American pro sports.


SeeeeK
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
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I can't stand American pro sports Owners.


ftfy


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DByrd2
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
Nashville is a retarded city. Bunch of pussies run the government in the city/on the county level.

Nashville GFY

Fairgrounds TYFYS

Mayor, kick rocks.


RollTide4Ever
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
Murfreesboro is 20 years from being the next Nashville. Every city is retarded at the end of the day.


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itawambadog
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
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What a a dumbazz deal, glad Briley lost. He would've been recruiting an MLB team right now---promising $200 million for a new baseball stadium or some isht.



If Briley wasn't going to lay down any cash for an MLB team there's no way in hell that Cooper would. Also, an MLB stadium would be a lot more expensive and honestly a poor investment. MLB numbers have been dropping.


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Draconian Sanctions
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
If MLS is mad at you then you're probably doing something right.


cwil177
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
I don’t think this is one of those cases


itawambadog
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
The mayor is leading the city toward a lawsuit for not keeping the commitments. In his own words the deal was done before he took office.


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Michael Stein
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
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If MLS is mad at you then you’re probably doing something right.


I know you hate MLS, but come on. The mayor is in the wrong here. He’s gonna plunge the city into a losing lawsuit if he doesn’t keep the commitments that were finalized before he took office.

He’s trying to leverage a situation where he has no leverage to use. If this were still in the negotiation phase, that’d be different, but it’s not. The deal was firmly agreed upon and passed. Ground should have broken months ago, and it keeps getting held up for stupid things like this at the local level.


itawambadog
Mississippi St. Fan
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
He's also holding up other developments as well.


pvilleguru
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
Looks like they finally came to an agreement with the mayor.


jackwoods4
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re: Nashville SC and MLS are very angry at Nashville's mayor
Ziyech to Chelsea. Devin Booker is an All-Star. Stadium deal reached. It's not even lunch yet. What a beautiful day for me.


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