A hugely popular international event guaranteed to come to Nashville if/when the Tennessee Titans get a new stadium.
Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, appeared as a guest this week on the Lamestream Sports Podcast to discuss various topics, including a potential new Titans stadium.
Spyridon revealed during his appearance that WWE’s WrestleMania has already committed to coming to Nashville if the Titans build a new closed stadium.
“We could have events all year round (with a new stadium) instead of April to October,” Spyridon explained. “You start getting into things like Wrestlemania. They said point blank ‘you put up a roof [on a new stadium]Wrestlemania is coming to Nashville’ – as a week-long event.
“It would all be televised internationally,” Spyridon added.
Burke Nihill, President and CEO of the Titans said last month that a new stadium is “plan A” for the Titans.
At this point, I’d say a new stadium in Nashville should be considered likely.
This is primarily because the Nissan Stadium renovations would essentially cost more than a new stadium (including Nissan Stadium maintenance costs until 2039 when the lease expires).
Nissan Stadium will need nearly $900 million in upgrades to remain stable through 2039, according to the analysis, in addition to the $1.2 billion needed to renovate the facility today. A new stadium could cost between $1.9 billion and $2.2 billion, according to recent projections.
These numbers essentially make building a new stadium an easy decision for the Titans and the City of Nashville.
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