Nashville minority owner: Group aims to build “best soccer stadium in the country”

Nashville SC’s owners are understandably gratified that they helped the city earn an MLS expansion team.

But they aren’t satisfied. Now, they want to give Nashville an elite big-league experience.

In an interview with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, minority owner Mark Wilf stated his intention to give Music City “what we hope is the best soccer stadium in the country.”

The Wilf family owns the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. Although there are vast differences between the NFL and MLS, Wilf said there’s plenty of carryover when it comes to building a new sports venue.

“We understand fan experience, and that still has some crossover from any sport,” Wilf said. “The uniqueness of facility design, how to deal with contract workers and professionals, we’ve gone through that experience.”

Wilf also discussed what attracted him to Nashville’s MLS bid after his bid to bring a top-flight franchise to Minnesota lost to that of another ownership group. To read the full interview, click here.

The ownership group plans to build a $275 million stadium at the Nashville Fairgrounds. Metro Council approved the proposal in November.

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