Much like Atlanta’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Nashville desires a similar format, featuring a high-profile, early-season game between an SEC team and another high-quality team.
According to the Tennessean, a Nashville group consisting of city executives, which cites the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game injects an estimated $44.3 million into the Atlanta economy, is trying to make this happen.
However, there’s a potential stumbling block involving the state’s occupational privilege tax on athletes that could stand in the way. The Nashville group would like to see the tax amended or altered, which would help cover the costs for hosting the game.
“Music City Sports and Entertainment Group has been working on a significant college football event for Nashville, and we are about 60-90 days from making an announcement,” said Tammy Genovese, CEO of MCSEG told the Tennessean.
The game would be held at LP Field and could begin as early as 2016.
Nashville would be a great venue to host an opening season kickoff classic of some sort. What’s not to love about the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Opry or Broadway downtown?
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