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The potential of a new stadium for the Tennessee Titans in Nashville could also have a future impact for the College Football Playoff.

On Monday, the Titans and mayor John Cooper disclosed their plan for a $2.1 billion deal that would construct an enclosed stadium near Interstate 24, according to The Tennessean.

The Titans, the NFL, and personal seat license sales would contribute $840 million of the total. The remainder would be paid for by Metro Sports Authority revenue bonds through a new 1% countywide hotel occupancy tax, along with in-stadium sales taxes, plus half of the state and local sales tax revenues from a 130-acre slot of land near the stadium.

“We are trying to build the smartest building, one that can be built on budget and one that will make Nashville and Tennessee proud for decades and decades to come,” Titans President and CEO Burke Nihill said to The Tennessean.

The stadium could reportedly break ground in fall 2023 and open during the 2026 NFL season. At that point, the stadium could begin to host College Football Playoff games. It would appear to be a logical fit given the region’s economic push to get into the mix for hosting rights.

For the plan to go through, it’ll need approval from the members of Nashville’s 40-person Metro Council.



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