Nashville SC to join MLS in 2020, initially at Nissan Stadium

MLS expansion team Nashville SC will join the league in 2020 and play at Nissan Stadium until its own facility is ready, club chief executive Ian Ayre has revealed.

The former Liverpool executive said the NFL Tennessee Titans, who are the primary tenants of Nissan Stadium, have been very cooperative in allowing Nashville SC to play at the venue.

“In terms of this city, (Nissan Stadium) ticks all the boxes that we would need for that interim solution: good stadium, good facilities, good capacity. We’re just excited to get going,” Ayre said. “There’s still some bits and pieces, work in progress, but it’s more of an operational discussion than some big negotiation.”

A $275m (€240m), 30,500-seat stadium at the city’s fairgrounds site is expected to be completed by the 2021 season.

Nashville SC will play one more season in the USL Championship before the move to MLS.