Friday, November 16, 2018

Judge denies injunction seeking to stop fairgrounds overhaul for Nashville MLS stadium

The Tennessean - After two days of testimony, Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle sided with Metro government on the request, arguing that Tennessee law does not authorize issuing an injunction to halt the work under the circumstances. ....

Jim Roberts, lead attorney for Save Our Fairgrounds, said he is disappointed in Friday's outcome but expressed confidence that his client will ultimately prevail in court.

“Quite honestly, they were able to survive an injunction hearing, but they’re not going to be able to survive trial," Roberts said.

Roberts has said the fea market — a fairgrounds use that is protected in the Metro Charter — cannot survive the loss of some 3,500 parking spaces where the new expo center will be built. Metro broke ground on the new facility on Nov. 1. (read more)

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