Nashville scores Major League Soccer team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – It’s official! Nashville is getting a Major League Soccer team.

The official announcement was made Wednesday evening at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Music City was one of 12 cities that were in the running when the process began last year.

Mayor Megan Barry played a huge role in getting a professional soccer team to Nashville.

The city was named a finalist in late November after months of proposals and planning to increase the city’s chances for a bid.

The new team, which has yet to be named, is the first major league team to come to Nashville in 20 years.

A stadium is expected to be built at the fairgrounds off Wedgewood Avenue.

Governor Bill Haslam, MLS officials and supermodel Lily Aldridge and former NFL star Eddie George attended the news conference.

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