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    Check Out the Live Construction Cam

    Posted: 02/20/2024

    You can watch the construction process at the new stadium location. Read More

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    Coffeehouse Owner Sees Possibilities, Challenges

    Posted: 11/28/2023

    Shaun Parrish, co-owner of Old City Java and Wild Love Bakehouse, loves his neighborhood. His coffeehouse is a 2-minute walk from the stadium. He's excited about the possibilities - but he also sees some challenges. Read More

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    Boutique Owner: Stadium 'Positive for Everybody'

    Posted: 11/21/2023

    A new stadium is under construction at the spot where East Knoxville connects with the Old City. By spring 2025, the stadium will be hosting baseball, soccer, concerts and more. Downtown stadiums are different than many sports arenas. People attending events there tend to explore the neighborhood, eating, drinking and shopping there – before or after the game or concert. Beth MacDonald, owner of Bethie Lou’s Fabulous Gift Store, 110 S. Central St., sees the stadium and the buzz it will generate as "a positive for everybody." Read More

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    Will Stadium Be Appealing Draw to Musicians?

    Posted: 11/09/2023

    When it opens in 2025, will the new City- and Knox County-owned multi-use stadium create a new niche for the entertainment industry of Knoxville? When most people talk about Knoxville's new stadium, under construction in East Knoxville, they tend to think of it as a baseball venue. Or possibly a place to watch One Knoxville SC soccer. But with the flexibility to add seating on the field itself, the new stadium will accommodate 15,000 people for a concert – smaller than Thompson-Boling Arena (21,678 capacity) but larger than the Civic Coliseum (6,500). With a new outdoor venue that's a different size, could Knoxville draw musicians and other performers who currently aren't booking shows here? Read More

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    October Gallery: 5,000 CY of Concrete

    Posted: 10/10/2023

    What a difference a few months make! See major construction progress in this October photo gallery: Home dugout shapes up, first steel girders in place, lots on concrete poured. Read More

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    Video: New Stadium is Going Vertical

    Posted: 10/09/2023

    If you haven't driven lately across the Hall of Fame Drive bridge above Jackson Avenue, right where the Old City and East Knoxville intersect, you might be surprised. What had for months been a flat vacant parcel is suddenly recognizable: A stadium is taking shape and going vertical. Check out this video from last week! Read More

  • Knoxville Sports Authority Meeting Set for Sept. 26, 2023

    Knoxville Sports Authority Meeting Set for Sept. 26, 2023

    Posted: 09/15/2023

    The Knoxville Sports Authority will hold its regular meeting at 9 a.m. on Sept. 26, 2023, in the Board Room at the offices of KCDC located at 901 N. Broadway.  Read More

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    Ground Broken on Stadium Project: $480 M Economic Impact, Connecting Downtown and East Knoxville

    Posted: 06/30/2023

    On a pleasant and breezy Tuesday morning in mid-June, a large and diverse group gathered to officially break ground on the City- and County-owned multi-use stadium, just east of the Old City. Read More

  • Knoxville Sports Authority Meeting Set for June 27, 2023

    Knoxville Sports Authority Meeting Set for June 27, 2023

    Posted: 06/23/2023

    The Knoxville Sports Authority will hold its regular meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, in the Board Room at the offices of KCDC located at 901 N. Broadway.  Read More

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    New Renderings from GEMAA

    Posted: 06/20/2023

    View June 2023 renderings from GEMAA in JPG and PDF formats. Read More

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    Stadium Bond Sale Completed

    Posted: 05/25/2023

    The Knoxville-Knox County Sports Authority's financing team, led by J.P. Morgan, went to the bond market Wednesday. Read More

  • Knoxville Sports Authority Meeting Set for May 9, 2023

    Knoxville Sports Authority Meeting Set for May 9, 2023

    Posted: 05/09/2023

    The Knoxville Sports Authority will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in the Board Room at the offices of KCDC located at 901 N. Broadway.  Read More

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    Stadium Funding Plan Finalized

    Posted: 03/06/2023

    Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs and Tennessee Smokies Owner Randy Boyd agree that the originally approved plan for the funding of an East Knoxville multi-use stadium will not change. Read More

  • Knoxville Sports Authority Meeting Set for Oct. 25, 2022

    Knoxville Sports Authority Meeting Set for Oct. 25, 2022

    Posted: 10/18/2022

    The Knox Sports Authority will meet in its regular meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the City’s Public Works Service Center, 3131 Morris Ave. Read More

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    Mayors: Enlarging Stadium Tax District Will Benefit East Knoxville

    Posted: 08/05/2022

    The Tax Increment Financing district surrounding the publicly-owned multi-use stadium is proposed to expand into the Magnolia Avenue Warehouse District – several blocks beyond what was originally planned. Read More

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    Stadium Construction Moving to Next Stage

    Posted: 08/04/2022

    Motorists, anticipate the closure of a rectangle of East Knoxville streets as the next phase of construction gets underway for a new publicly-owned multi-use stadium. Read More

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    Stadium-related Utility Work to Begin in May

    Posted: 04/25/2022

    The first round of work related to construction of an $80 million publicly-owned multi-use stadium just east of the Old City will begin in May. Anticipate closures on parts of three streets to accommodate the initial utility upgrade work. Read More

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    Knoxville Smokies Baseball Team Takes Aim at Full Season in 2025

    Posted: 04/04/2022

    A spring 2025 date to start baseball in Knoxville in a new multi-purpose stadium is now likely because of global supply chain issues and a volatile construction market. The original date had been spring 2024. Read More

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    Stadium Economic Impact Statement Available Online

    Posted: 08/20/2021

    A detailed 51-page Tax Revenue and Economic Impact Assessment for a proposed publicly-owned multi-use stadium was presented and discussed during a joint City Council and County Commission workshop Thursday evening. Read More

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    Stadium Update: First Concourse Decking in Place

    Posted: 01/01/1800

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