Garth Brooks lends support to proposed new Nashville indoor stadium

In a letter provided exclusively to The Tennessean, Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks expressed his “gratitude for considering an indoor stadium for the people of Nashville and Tennesseans” to the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County.

“Nashville is the nation’s favorite city right now and deserves to have a domed stadium for its residents and visitors. In a city known for entertainment, a domed stadium is a must,” Brooks wrote in an emailed note. -mail members of the Metro Council. Monday afternoon.

In late October, the terms of a proposed $2.1 billion new Tennessee Titans stadium were made public. However, key details — including details of the stadium’s design and the amount of public and private money that would be set aside to fund maintenance in the coming years — are still unknown. Titans officials and Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s administration forwarded the draft terms to the Nashville Metro Council to facilitate “ongoing discussions” before the Council considers the finalized documents in the spring.

Fans leave the stadium after hearing that Garth Brooks' concert has been postponed due to weather at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, July 31, 2021.

In particular, Brooks’ note referenced his rainy July 31, 2001 stadium tour at the dome-less Nissan Stadium, citing that “the value of lost revenue during that storm, in addition to what it cost to put on the makeup. show, it took a heavy toll not just on me, but on the stadium and the city,” the “Friends In Low Places” frontman said.

In May 2021, Brooks noted that he was “heartbroken” after selling more than 70,000 tickets to his Music City concert, only for severe thunderstorms to cause a minutes delay in an opening set at the Grand Ole Opry.

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