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Nashville gets Major League Soccer Expansion Club

 

Major League SoccerNashville, TN – Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has announced that the historic and culturally dynamic city of Nashville, Tennessee has been awarded an MLS expansion club.

Nashville’s MLS team will be owned by the investment group, Nashville Soccer Holdings, LLC, led by John R. Ingram, the chairman of Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram’s partners in the soccer club include Minnesota Vikings owners Mark, Zygi and Leonard Wilf, and the Turner Family, managing partners of Nashville-based MarketStreet Enterprises.

As a result of an innovative private-public partnership between the club’s owners and the community, the team will play in a new, 27,500-seat soccer stadium at The Fairgrounds Nashville in the capital city’s artistic Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.

Addition of team in Nashville continues Major League Soccer's Southeast expansion

Addition of team in Nashville continues Major League Soccer’s Southeast expansion

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan named to Women in Government program

 

Group’s goal is to support and mentor female leaders

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is among 25 participants selected to the Women in Government Leadership Class of 2018, a yearlong program designed to promote and support elected women leaders from across the nation.

“My elected women colleagues in the Class of 2018 are topic experts, activists and pioneers,” Mayor McMillan said. “I’m proud to be selected and add to this national network that provides friendship, advice and support for each other and for future women candidates.”

Women In Government Program Class of 2018

Women In Government Program Class of 2018

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Nashville Zoo’s Southern White Rhino Exhibit Dedication Ceremony is August 2nd

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – The Nashville Zoo will officially celebrate the opening of its newest exhibit, Southern White Rhino, with an exhibit dedication ceremony on August 2nd, 2017.

The event will include remarks from Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Nashville Zoo Board Chair Julie W. Walker, Grow Wild Campaign Chair Jennifer Frist and Nashville Zoo President Rick Schwartz.

The addition of Southern white rhinos marks the first rhinoceros species to be housed at Nashville Zoo. The four captive-born white rhinos came from a reserve in South Africa and are now roaming in the former elephant exhibit, African Savannah.

Southern White Rhinos at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

Southern White Rhinos at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Nashville Sounds, Mayor’s Office announce Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds, in conjunction with Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Government, the Metro Sports Authority, and the Adventure Science Center, have announced the festivities for the total solar eclipse viewing party at First Tennessee Park on Monday, August 21st, 2017.

For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States and Nashville is the largest city in its path.

The event will include music from the Nashville Symphony, science demonstrations with fun, hands-on activities from the Adventure Science Center, total solar eclipse viewing, and a separate Sounds baseball game to follow at 4:05pm.

First Tennessee Park to Host Viewing Party and Sounds Game August 21st.

First Tennessee Park to Host Viewing Party and Sounds Game August 21st.

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Nissan Stadium to host U.S. National Soccer Team’s opening group round doubleheader in 2017 Gold Cup

 

Nissan StadiumNashville, TN – Nissan Stadium was announced today as one of 14 venues in 13 host cities for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. On July 8th, 2017, Nissan Stadium will host Group B’s opening round doubleheader with the United States National team playing in one of the games.

The other teams involved in the matches will be named on a date to be announced next year. Taking place every two years, the Gold Cup tournament features teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean and is the official championship of the region.

General view of Nissan Stadium and the Cumberland River. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

General view of Nissan Stadium and the Cumberland River. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan to help lead regional Mayors Caucus

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan was elected co-vice chair of the Middle Tennessee Mayors Caucus as the regional partnership of mayors and county executives met this week to choose officers and endorse state action on transportation funding.

The caucus also elected Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson as its new chairman and Metro Nashville Mayor Megan Barry as a co-vice chair.  Anderson steps into the position held by Franklin Mayor Ken Moore for the past three years.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan helps unveil Woman Suffrage Monument in Nashville

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and two other women mayors who lead major cities in Tennessee were among a group of dignitaries who spoke Friday at a ceremony to unveil the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument.

Fittingly, the statue was shown to the world on Women’s Equality Day, the 96th anniversary of the date the Tennessee House voted 49-48 to ratify the 19th Amendment, ensuring passage of the measure granting American women the right to vote.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero spoke Friday during a ceremony to unveil the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument at Centennial Park in Nashville.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero spoke Friday during a ceremony to unveil the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument at Centennial Park in Nashville.

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Segway Tour of Nashville Rides and Rolls Through Music City

 

iRide NashvilleNashville, TN – When the Segway Human Transporter – the first self-balancing, electric-powered transportation machine known to man – was introduced to the curious public back in 2001 the device was viewed as a space-age oddity that came packaged with big promises.

Emerging from the mind of genius inventor Dean Kamen proponents of the Segway claimed the product would transform the way people work and live by making urban environments more livable by providing a solution to short-distance travel. Jeff Bezos founder of Amazon.com predicted that “cities will be built around this device”.

Paul Freeman, Rich Lynch and the Batman Building in Nashville.

Paul Freeman, Rich Lynch and the Batman Building in Nashville.

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Nashville Sounds play four home games against Round Rock Express starting Tuesday

 

ZOOperstars!, Noon Bash in Nash and Fireworks Friday Highlight Week at First Tennessee Park

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club begins a four-game homestand on Tuesday, May 31st when they welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Round Rock Express, to First Tennessee Park.

Going into play today, the Sounds hold a 1 ½ game lead over the Express for first place in the American South Division.

Below is a preview for each game of the homestand:

Nashville Sounds take on Round Rock Express Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.

Nashville Sounds take on Round Rock Express Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.

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Nashville Sounds host Oklahoma City Dodgers tomorrow to begin 2016 Season

 

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Sounds start season with Eight-Game Homestand

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club begins its 2016 season tomorrow, Thursday, April 7th when they welcome the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Opening Day.

Thursday’s 6:35pm game is the start of a season-opening eight-game homestand at First Tennessee Park. Following the four-game series with the Dodgers, the Sounds welcome the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, for a four-game series scheduled for April 11th-14th.

Nashville Sounds kick off 2016 Season tomorrow night against the Oklahoma City Dodgers at First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds kick off 2016 Season tomorrow night against the Oklahoma City Dodgers at First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

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