If Nashville Gets an MLB Expansion Team.

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How much will it impact the success of our minor league program and stadium if at all?
 
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How much will it impact the success of our minor league program and stadium if at all?

It would kill the Sounds. The ballpark would likely be approaching 16-18 years of age at the time a MLB team comes to town. I'd assume it could be repurposed into outdoor concert venue...
 
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not sure why someone would even think of the impact on the Sounds. Just like the CHL team when we got the Preds, it would go away. We're not a big enough city to support two teams. Its very rare a minor league team would stay in a city if they got a major sport. Same thing for the Denver Zephyrs when Rockies moved in
 
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Frisco is a suburb in DFW and the AA affiliate of the Rangers. It’s been a pretty good setup. Move the Sounds to one of your toney neighborhoods and give your CEOs and their families somewhere to entertain themselves and clients.
 
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Frisco is a suburb in DFW and the AA affiliate of the Rangers. It’s been a pretty good setup. Move the Sounds to one of your toney neighborhoods and give your CEOs and their families somewhere to entertain themselves and clients.
It's also one of the most profitable minor league teams every year.

CEO's usually end up at the major league parks. Minor league is a more affordable choice for the masses.
 
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Frisco is a suburb in DFW and the AA affiliate of the Rangers. It’s been a pretty good setup. Move the Sounds to one of your toney neighborhoods and give your CEOs and their families somewhere to entertain themselves and clients.
Braves AAA team is about 20 miles away in Gwinnett County and their A team is 50 miles away in Rome.
 
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It's how the city council does business in Nashville.

The avg citizen doesn't even get to go to the games.
so the answer is, you dont know. You assume so

nice job of using the Tennessee Outlook, a liberal leaning pos, as your source. Of course they'd cry on using money as investment but like you and the Outlook, wont say a word when the money comes rolling in from the tax revenue generated by these stadiums.

Again, its called an investment to generate money in the long run. Might want to do some research on how the new stadium is funded before you cry your liberal tears

Nashville officials agreed with a financing structure that uses taxes from in and around the venue to pay for a large portion of the price tag. In the deal, the state of Tennessee plans $500 million toward the stadium, while $760 million comes from revenue bonds issued by the Metro Sports Authority to be repaid via a 1% Davidson County hotel occupancy tax, in-stadium sales tax, 50% of sales tax from future development of the stadium's campus and ticket taxes and fees.


I am very happy Phil Bredesen and other gov't officials actively pursued the Predators and Titans to come to Nashville. Without those teams not only the city but the state would not be in the financial situation we are in now. We prosper from the tourism from both teams as well as the tangents Being a sales tax based state instead of an income tax state, it allows tourist to fund our city/state instead of the burden directly on the citizens.

A good rule of thumb, son, is not to bite the hand that feeds you.
 
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so the answer is, you dont know. You assume so

nice job of using the Tennessee Outlook, a liberal leaning pos, as your source. Of course they'd cry on using money as investment but like you and the Outlook, wont say a word when the money comes rolling in from the tax revenue generated by these stadiums.

Again, its called an investment to generate money in the long run. Might want to do some research on how the new stadium is funded before you cry your liberal tears

Nashville officials agreed with a financing structure that uses taxes from in and around the venue to pay for a large portion of the price tag.So, City and State will take correctly collected taxes and give them to the cost of the stadium. The State portion of Sales tax should go to all of TN, not just nashville.The local tax should go to Metro. In the deal, the state of Tennessee plans $500 million toward the stadium, while $760 million comes from revenue bonds issued by the Metro Sports Authority to be repaid via a 1% Davidson County hotel occupancy tax, in-stadium sales tax, 50% of sales tax from future development of the stadium's campus and ticket taxes and fees.


I am very happy Phil Bredesen and other gov't officials actively pursued the Predators and Titans to come to Nashville. Without those teams not only the city but the state would not be in the financial situation we are in now. We prosper from the tourism from both teams as well as the tangents Being a sales tax based state instead of an income tax state, it allows tourist to fund our city/state instead of the burden directly on the citizens.

A good rule of thumb, son, is not to bite the hand that feeds you.
You posted: "Nashville officials agreed with a financing structure that uses taxes from in and around the venue to pay for a large portion of the price tag".So, City and State will take correctly collected taxes and give them to the cost of the stadium. The State portion of Sales tax should go to all of TN, not just nashville.The local tax should go to Metro.

I posted the first article that appeared when I googled Nashville football stadium financing. There are several articles that point out the pitfalls of unneeded public financing.
Should the govt be in business. That's liberal Ideology. Let the money come from commercial lenders. Local and state govt can still get their taxes through ticket sales tax, property tax, F&E tax, etc. The Titans only play 8-10 games a year there.
The idea that Nashville needs a football stadium to help keep people on a few blocks of Broadway (tourism) is incorrect.
Not into political discussions, but not wanting public financing of a new stadium is the conservative view.
Should the residents be allowed to vote on the deal? I believe most of us would rather send the Titans packing. Why do the citizens need to guarantee financing?

OTOH, maybe we could get a job selling popcorn or parking cars.
 
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