Tennessee Titans Stadium Deal Possibly In Danger
The Tennessee Titans quest to get a new stadium may have hit a snag and it comes from an unlikely source. Bob Mendes, who is the chairman for the Metro Council’s East Bank Stadium Committee, is now emphasizing his opposition to a deal between Metro Nashville and the Tennessee Titans for a new NFL stadium, which would be built right next to Nissan Stadium. Mendes, who originally voted for the plan to move ahead, now is saying that it is not a good deal for Nashville taxpayers. The deal reached by Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Titans would build an enclosed stadium with the Titans taking on maintenance of the new stadium, lifting that requirement off of the city of Nashville. Mendes though says that it’s not that simple and he is now expressing his opposition to the plan. He says that the city should renovate the current stadium instead, which is going to cost nearly a billion dollars to do. Others say that Mendes is using the issue as a political football to further his campaign for Nashville Mayor. The Nashville Metro Council is expected to receive the final stadium proposal, including financing details, by sometime in March.