MLS Commissioner Don Garber discusses Nashville’s MLS stadium being approved and what that means for the team’s future. Ayrika L Whitney, The Tennessean
The CEO leading Nashville’s Major League Soccer expansion franchise says he wants to build a “uniquely Nashville” club — but what the team will be called is still undecided.
Ian Ayre also confirmed that the team hopes to use Nissan Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, as a temporary venue for its inaugural 2020 season while a new stadium is under construction at the fairgrounds.
Ayre, former CEO of Liverpool FC, who is just five and a half weeks at the helm in Nashville, talked to reporters at Pinewood Social ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly match at Nissan Stadium between the U.S. and Mexico.
He was addressing media just one week after Nashville’s Metro Council voted to approve four pieces of legislation to clear the way for the $275 million stadium project at the fairgrounds. It followed months of debate over the controversial plans.