Council committees hear LP upgrade details - WKRN News 2

Council committees hear LP upgrade details

Posted: Updated: Nov 7, 2011 09:50 PM
New HD scoreboards are proposed for the north and south endzones. New HD scoreboards are proposed for the north and south endzones.
New fan courtyards are also in the plans. New fan courtyards are also in the plans.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A handful of Metro Council members heard details Monday about what is now nearly $27 million dollars in upgrades for LP Field.

The hour long session in the Metro Council chambers came a few hours after the Metro Sports Authority approved the upgrades.

Council needs to approve the legislation for the upgrades which will be paid for by bonds issued by the city.

A two-dollar ticket tax imposed three years ago will provide the revenue stream to pay for the bonds.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President Don MacLachlan unveiled the improvement project for the stadium last month, but Monday was the first time many of the Council members saw details 

The improvements include new HD scoreboards, fan zones, a new video control room, upgraded sound system, and elevators to the stadium's upper deck.

MacLachlan, who made the presentation to the Council on Monday, said LP Field is "woefully behind other NFL stadiums," in many of the improvements.

Part of the legislation also allows for another dollar to be added to the ticket tax for the 2013 season.

It would help pay for future improvements like new seats which could run as high as $15-million dollars.

Metro Finance Director Rich Riebeling said that improvement would not be likely for another seven years.

Pending Council approval, the first round of improvements would be finished in 2012.


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