The newly created Music City Host Committee, made up of Nashville business leaders and chaired by former Tennessee Governor and current majority owner of the Nashville Predators Bill Haslam, has been tasked with helping book major events for the newly approved enclosed stadium entertainment complex and raising private funds to support them.
On the top of their list will be booking the Super Bowl, 2031 NCAA Men’s Final Four and college football National Championship.
“I am excited about what the new stadium can mean for Nashville and the State of Tennessee. Our committee intends to make sure the stadium is the home of great events that will generate excitement and revenue for years to come,” says Haslam. “I am thankful to the NCVC for their work in making Nashville a global events city, and I appreciate these business leaders for their dedication to ensure the stadium benefits the city, local businesses and residents.”
Mayor John Cooper requested that the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC) immediately start booking events for the stadium once it was approved by the Metro Council in April. Most major sporting events and large conventions are booked several years in advance.
Deana Ivey, NCVC President and incoming CEO, and Scott Wright, NCVC Senior Vice President, Sales, will serve as ex-officio members.
“We know that hosting major global events will require from $10 million to $50 million each in private funds, and we are grateful these leaders stepped up to help strategize on which major events to go after and help raise the money we will need once Nashville is chosen,” says Ivey. “With an enclosed stadium, new hotels and a compact downtown campus, Music City is finally situated to host the world’s biggest meetings and events.”
Members of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp Music City Host Committee include the following:
Chair, Bill Haslam, Former Governor of Tennessee and Owner, Nashville Predators
Beth Chase, Entrepreneur and Founder, C3/Consulting
Eric Church, Country Music Artist
Eddie George, Head Football Coach, Tennessee State University
John Ingram, Majority Owner, Nashville SC, and Chairman, Ingram Industries Inc.
Kevin Lavender, Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking, Fifth Third Bancorp
Cary Mack, Managing Partner, Southwest Value Partners
Rob McCabe, Chairman, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Stuart McWhorter, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
Burke Nihill, President & CEO, Tennessee Titans
Howie Nuchow, Co-Head, CAA Sports
Colin Reed, Executive Chairman, Ryman Hospitality Properties
Butch Spyridon, Outgoing CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, and Strategic Consultant
Ben Weprin, Founder & CEO, AJ Capital Partners
Marcus Whitney, Founding Partner, Jumpstart Health Investors, and Minority Owner, Nashville SC
Carol Yochem, President First Horizon Bank, Middle Tennessee Region
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