Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nashville group seeks neutral-site SEC game for LP Field.

Nashville's LP Field. Via The Lipman Group.

From the "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?" department comes word that a group of Nashville politicians and "sports officials" are working on the development of an annual SEC vs. non-conference opponent neutral site game for the Music City. It would be held at LP Field, the home stadium for the Tennessee Titans.

The game would be similar to the annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, which is played in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Labor Day Weekend. The Tennessean reports that the CFA Kickoff Game brought in $44.3 million dollars to the Atlanta economy in 2013.

Among the Nashville-area groups involved in the proposal are the Music City Sports and Entertainment Group, Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Nashville Sports Council. 

(via The Tennessean. HT: Saturday Down South)

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