Future Vanderbilt students may not be able to walk a couple blocks to football games. Instead, they'll have to drive across town to an off-campus stadium.
An Nashville investor group unveiled plans for a new 30,000-seat stadium on The Nashville Fairgrounds site, which sits about two miles south of downtown and two miles east of the university. The plans are primarily for an MLS team the group is trying to bring to the city but the facility was designed to potentially accommodate a football team if Vanderbilt opts in.
"The stadium is envisioned as a 'dual-purpose' facility in case Vanderbilt University wants to move forward with a proposal to share the stadium with MLS and make it the new home of their football team," wrote Joey Garrison of The Tennessean. "[The mayor's COO Rich Riebeling] said the mayor's office is also planning renovations to other parts of the fairgrounds, but did not go into specifics."
The plans were created by architectural firm HOK, who designed the University of Washington's Husky Stadium, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and MetLife Stadium, among others. You can read more about the interesting proposal and view more photos here.