7 with variety of experience in sports, business, community tapped to oversee proposed downtown Knoxville stadium

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Seven people, several with extensive community and sports experience, have been vetted and nominated to serve on the inaugural Knoxville-Knox County sports authority that would oversee financing and construction of a proposed downtown sports stadium.

The seven are Joan Cronan, Alvin Nance, Richard Bass, Rosalyn Tillman, Jeff Hagood, Tim Hill, and Nikitia Thompson.

They must be approved by the Knoxville City Council and Knox County Commission. The governing bodies are expected to review the nominees in the coming weeks.

The sports authority was created late last year to oversee the construction of a multi-use, publicly owned stadium east of the Old City below the James White Parkway. Crews are clearing the site right now to make way for the structure.

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