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Knoxville Sports Authority Board logoThe Sports Authority Board is a joint board of the City of Knoxville and Knox County. The Board was created for the purpose of planning, financing, constructing and managing a multi-use stadium in Knoxville.

Click here to learn more about the Sports Authority Board


The Board has seven directors who are recommended by the City Mayor and County Mayor and are jointly appointed by City Council and Knox County Commission. Term are six years with an unlimited number of terms.


You will find information from previous meetings and upcoming meetings at Sports Authority Meetings.


• Richard H. Bass, a University of Tennessee graduate and a retired bank executive who served as trustee for the Maryland Sports Authority that issued bonds for construction of Orioles Park at Camden Yards, the Baltimore Ravens’ stadium, the Baltimore Convention Center and other facilities.

• Joan C. Cronan, UT Women’s Athletic Director Emeritus, speaker, author, consultant, community leader and member of eight different Halls of Fame.

• Jeff Hagood,
founding partner with the Hagood Moody Hodge law firm, longtime President of the Knoxville Quarterback Club, and co-author of two sports-themed books – one on Vol standout Inky Johnson and the other, “A Perfect Season,” with UT Coach Phillip Fulmer.

• Tim Hill, co-founder and President of Hatcher-Hill Properties, which develops commercial and mixed-use properties in Knoxville with a focus on historic preservation and revitalization; Hill serves as a Knoxville-Knox County Planning Commissioner, on the boards of Knox Heritage and CareCuts, and as President of the Bearden Village Council.

• Alvin J. Nance, CEO of LHP Development, formerly the longtime Executive Director and CEO of Knoxville’s Community Development Corp., and the former Vice Chairman of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.

• Nikitia Thompson, owner/broker of Realty Executives – Nikitia Thompson Realty, a former Chair of the KUB Board, secretary of the Knoxville Chamber Board and a community leader who actively works on diversity and equity issues.

• Rosalyn Tillman, retired Dean (and previously Assistant Dean) of Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue campus for 21 years; almost 3,000 high school students have successfully completed the Summer Institute, a collaborative effort between Pellissippi State and Project GRAD that Tillman implemented and directed.

Click here to view current board membership and to check for opportunities to serve on this board.