How the Winning Greer Stadium Redevelopment Plan Stacks Up to Those That Lost Out

After three years of speculation on the future of Greer Stadium, Mayor Megan Barry's administration last week chose a redevelopment proposal pushed by prominent Nashville developer Bert Mathews and legendary music producer T Bone Burnett. In doing so, the city awarded their arts-driven vision for the site over four other redevelopment pitches. After an open records request by The Tennessean, the Metro Finance Procurement Office provided the plans submitted by each of the other development groups that were under consideration.

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Developer Chosen to Redevelop Greer Stadium

Three years after the last game at Greer Stadium, city officials chose a developer and set of plans to breath life back into the property.

"I have gotten sad with seeing it just kind of get dilapidated and that awesome score board just sit there with nothing going on," resident, Matt Greer said.

He's lived in the south Nashville community for nearly 15 years and remembers the ball park in it's hay day.

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Group Including T Bone Burnett Picked to Redevelop Greer Stadium Site

Mayor Megan Barry's administration has picked the developer it wants to redevelop the old Greer Stadium property, choosing an arts-driven vision for the site that includes large pockets of park and open space, affordable housing, and an assortment of creative arts and music space.

The Metro Finance Procurement Office late Friday issued an intent to award project to The Mathews Company, a Nashville-based commercial real estate firm led by President Bert Mathews. A contract is still contingent on negotiations.

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Greer Stadium ideas: Soccer, rodeo, grocery, park

An owner of a professional soccer team from Harrisburg, Pa., has met with Metro officials to pitch relocating to Nashville and making old Greer Stadium its new home.

Another entrepreneur envisions a new Music City Rodeo at the facility. Developers see its 26 acres prime for apartments or condos. And Kroger has inquired about the site housing an urban grocery store.

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