Nashville Fairground Suit Nixed As MLS Comes To Town

By Joyce Hanson (December 19, 2017, 5:33 PM EST) -- A Tennessee chancellor has slapped down a lawsuit brought by Nashville activists to stop plans to build a new Major League Soccer stadium on a state fairground site, agreeing with the metropolitan government's argument that the activists don't have standing and that a new stadium won't hurt existing fairground activities.

Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle dismissed the lawsuit in an order Monday, effectively clearing the way for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and Mayor Megan Barry to move forward with their plans for a $275 million, 27,500-seat soccer stadium on the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville....

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