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  1. I hope that this is still being planned, that end of downtown would so benefit from a modern tower like this.
  2. This is exhausting. If there is a chance for a Plan B, take it. Rework a plan with Vanderbilt and build a shared stadium along West End.
  3. That article shouldn't surprise many of us unfortunately, there is a major problem with overall attitudes and misconceptions to modern traffic solutions here. Everybody more or less wants the same things and yet nobody is on the same page regarding the necessary steps to reach those goals.
  4. Ugh, just don't. I'm admittedly biased as a member of this site, but the complaint about "giving away land to a developer" is one that has confuses me here. You'd think they were paving over somebody's back yard with the way people whine about it online, but it's unused (and dilapidated) land that would make the gameday experiences more enjoyable. It's crazy to me that somebody would turn that down for political brownie points, but that's Cooper I guess. I've come to terms with the Fairgrounds plan over time, but without the development to activate the space, I truthfully won't feel great about it. Destination stadiums are lame and there is a reason that we've moved away from them.
  5. I'd bet on this happening in the future. I don't think I gave these guys any credit at all when I first heard about this, but they don't seem to be playing around. I'll continue to echo others in not being that interested in the MLB in general (especially an expansion club), but I can't help but feel intrigued by the site plan. It's flashy and admittedly would probably be a really cool ballpark experience if built, even if there are a lot of obvious issues with it. It's funny that the Pedestrian Bridge just plops down right into the outfield.
  6. I was envisioning it replacing the small parking lot in front of the houses, do you think that would be plausible in the future? I know there is a decent amount of street parking consistently available surrounding those homes.
  7. It would be a really great place for a pocket park or even just some small retail buildings built up to the street. Of course, neither of those will likely happen because it's somehow more profitable to just tear down the houses.
  8. Disclaimer: I may just be working through some leftover frustration from last night, but this stuff has been on my mind a lot lately so here goes. In fairness to the Titans, they have only begun caring about the fan experience very very recently, really only a couple of years under the consolidated leadership of Amy Adams Strunk. Despite the team's best effort to screw it up on the field, she's made some good decisions in increasing community outreach with events like the New Uni Reveal party, the kickoff party, and the Draft. That said, this philosophy has yet to extend itself to the most important aspect- the gameday experience. With the Raiders leaving the Coliseum for Vegas next year, I'm confident in declaring Nissan Stadium as the worst stadium in the league, and I don't even think it's even that close. It's ugly, cramped, and uncomfortable with no real fan engagement whatsoever. The only "substantial" changes that have even been made since its opening are the bigger screens on the scoreboard, new elevators, and new seats, basically the minimum efforts required to keep it at NFL standards. From experience, I can tell you that none of those things are worth much at all when fans are still being subjected to unbearable hot, cold, or wet weather conditions. I went to the Titans-Ravens game last year in the rain, and it was easily the worst sports experience I have ever had in my lifetime. The Titans were woefully unprepared to play (what a surprise) and the rain was so hard that it forced everybody to take cover on the concourse, resulting in people sitting shoulder-to-shoulder just wishing it was over. In that state of collective misery, I just felt terrible for dragging my friends along to experience that. They're all huge Preds fans, and they couldn't stop commenting on how much worse the gameday experience was than a night at Bridgestone Arena. The sad thing is that they're absolutely right. The point in all of my ranting is that there will need to be big changes sooner than later, or else you're going to totally lose the support of the city. Nissan Stadium has nothing other than its location going for it, so either give it a complete makeover or start from scratch. Nashville can be a top tier sports city as evidenced by the Predators and the growth of Nashville SC, but the relationship is a two-way street. The Predators were on the brink of relocation not that long ago, but look at them now! They're one of the great success stories of sports because they worked their asses off to bring fans in and make games worth going to. The perennial playoff-caliber teams help a lot too, but the point still stands.
  9. I agree. Of course I hope he's being genuine, but it's much easier to say "I would if not for the government" instead of "We'd rather make more money on less affordable developments". The question regarding margins in particular features a total non-answer that doesn't reassure me about anything.
  10. I think that this and the Renaissance are my two least favorite highrises in the city. This one in particular is just hideous to me, from the wonky, top-heavy base to the "crown" that looks more like an anbandoned oil rig, I just think that it's horrible.
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