Tennessee Congressman Files Lawsuit Against Nashville Over MLS Stadium - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 18, 2019
A nonprofit led by newly elected U.S. Rep. John Rose, R-Cookeville, that operates the annual Tennessee State Fair sued Metro Nashville earlier this month seeking an injunction to halt construction of the city's new Major League Soccer stadium at the fairgrounds, the Tennessean reports. Tennessee State Fair Association argues that plans for the new MLS stadium do not leave sufficient space and structures for the state fair, which is a protected use in the Metro Charter. Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle in November denied a similar injunction request in a separate lawsuit filed by fairgrounds supporters that argued flea markets wouldn't be able to co-exist with the stadium.