Special Episode – It Takes A Community

Special Episode – It Takes A Community

It Takes a Community to Raise a Stadium

With the upcoming votes on MLS stadium funding and placement here in Nashville, we thought it was time for a special episode dealing with stadium issues.

(04:54-34:26) In the first segment, John Sloop interviews Benny Tran, Vice President of Business Strategy for the Los Angeles Football Club. Known as “Stadium Benny,” he was responsible for getting the new Los Angeles stadium approved, designed and built. Benny offers us insight into what goes into stadium design and construction.

(35:09-58:47) In the second segment, Davey Shepherd and Sloop interview Rick Williams, Executive Director of Save Our Fairgrounds. Williams is asked to explain his history with the Fairgrounds as well as provide his thoughts on why the Nashville Fairgrounds is not the best location for the stadium.

(59:40-01:14:52) Finally, Shepherd and Sloop debrief about both conversations.

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Mike Sparks

In addition to watching, coaching, and occasionally playing soccer, Mike also enjoys talking all things soccer over at the Mon Goals podcast. Go give the show a listen and let him know what you think