Knoxville takes another step towards baseball stadium with approval of sports authority

in Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Knoxville City Council passed a resolution to create a sports authority on Tuesday night as city and county leaders consider building a new downtown baseball stadium.

The measure passed 8-1 at Tuesday’s city council meeting where council members approved Knoxville Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie’s “African American Equity Restoration” resolution, calling for $100 million over a 10-year span to create opportunities of economic equity for the city’s Black community.

The resolution does not commit to building the stadium or any public financing, but does move forward the creation of an advisory panel of citizens that would oversee the development of a sports facility. The Knox County Commission will vote to approve the sports authority at their meeting on Monday.

Continue Reading on WATE ABC 6

Latest from Sports

Go to Top
Skip to content