Metro seeks dismissal of lawsuit aimed at stopping Nashville MLS stadium plans

Metro seeks dismissal of lawsuit aimed at stopping Nashville MLS stadium plans

04-Dec-2017 16:37:23 | Yahoo Sports

Metro attorneys have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop plans for a Major League Soccer stadium at the Fairgrounds Nashville, arguing that the plaintiffs, led by the group Save Our Fairgrounds, do not have sufficient standing to bring the suit against the city. In a motion to dismiss filed Friday, Metro attorneys also attacked the main argument of the lawsuit by maintaining that plaintiffs lack evidence that the addition of a new MLS stadium and park on the fairgrounds site would prevent existing functions, including an annual state fair, from being held. "Plaintiffs' lawsuit voices their fears that additional uses that may occur at the fairgrounds will prevent the state fair from being held on the site," Metro's motion reads. "In addition, the plaintiffs have not met the mandatory jurisdictional prerequisites of showing standing, ripeness, and a private right of action.

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