Nashville SC stadium rendering

During trying times with grim daily updates about the coronavirus pandemic, good news is especially gratifying.

And for Nashville SC fans, this bit of positivity comes by way of a stadium update from the MLS expansion side.

Demolition on the site of what the club calls the largest soccer specific stadium in the U.S., started March 16 and is “progressing steadily and in a timely fashion,” Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre said in an open letter to fans.

“As the work continues onsite, I’m excited to share that we have also completed our construction documents, which is a key milestone in the design phase and overall process,” Ayre added.

With consideration toward the uncertainty of how COVID-19 will affect things going forward, Ayre said a “substantial completion date” has been set for mid-May 2022, with the group in the process of contacting suppliers and contractors with constriction slated to start following the end of demolition.

“It is impossible to predict the actual date with any level of certainty in the current environment, but we will continue to monitor gains or losses on timing and keep everyone informed as we progress,” Ayre said. “We remain excited about the 2022 season in our new home and fully committed to bringing the 2020 MLS season back to Nashville and all our fans as soon as possible.”