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State panel invites public to Sounds stadium meeting Monday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The public will get its first chance on Monday to comment on part of the deal that will build a minor league baseball stadium for the Nashville Sounds.

It will come at a committee meeting of the Tennessee State Building Commission which oversees property owned by the state government.

The commission's approval is needed for a critical part of the Sounds stadium deal.

The ballpark site in north Nashville is now partially on land owned by the state.

Under the deal, Metro Nashville Government would get the land, along with property on the state prep school miles away in south Nashville.

In return, Metro would pay the state $23 million to build two parking facilities near the proposed ballpark.

They would replace the parking spaces now currently on the state land where the stadium will be built.

On Friday, Karl Dean said he "welcomes the public comment. It's a good thing."

He used a baseball term to describe the needed approval from the building commission.

"We have met with the members of the commission, they fully understand what the transaction involves, so I feel pretty good about it, but nothing is over till its over," he told News 2.

The building commission meeting in Room 30 at Legislative Plaza begins Monday at 10:30 a.m.

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