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Titans president: New stadium is "Plan A" for team's future

Titans President & CEO Burke Nihill said that a new stadium has “become ‘Plan A’ for the franchise because it is the most holistic 30- to 60-year solution for Nashville,” according to Ben Arthur of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. On Thursday, following an analysis by AECOM Hunt construction, Nihill presented findings to the city's Metro Sports Authority that “further supported the team’s stance that the best value for everyone would be to build a new stadium.” In discussing some of the flaws of Nissan Stadium’s ‘97 structure, Nihill told the Authority that water infiltration issues "have been worked on" since '15-16 and that "contractors have conveyed it is a process that ‘likely never ends.’” Nihill: “Just understanding that the condition of this building, the increasing NFL standards and really all standards for building that we had to stop plugging holes and come up with a comprehensive solution. … The building condition of the current building (and) the inflexibility of the current building makes it hard to picture that building being a 50 or 60-year-old building, which is what it would be if we extended the lease and did the financing necessary to do a large-scale renovation.” He also said that a new 1.7 million-square-foot stadium "could be 'transformational'" (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 5/20).

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