City Council approves Legacy Sports development

Legacy Sports CEO Chad Miller during a press conference about the Legacy Sports build project. (Courtesy city of Murfreesboro)
Legacy Sports CEO Chad Miller during a press conference about the Legacy Sports build project. (Courtesy city of Murfreesboro)

Legacy Sports CEO Chad Miller during a press conference about the Legacy Sports build project. (Courtesy city of Murfreesboro)

The Murfreesboro City Council voted on April 7 to approve Legacy Sports and Entertainment Park zoning, annexation, and plan of services requests. The approval of these requests will allow construction of the $350 million sports facility to move forward.

Members of the Hord and Haymore families, who have owned the property off of Northwest Broad Street for over 180 years, sold the property to Legacy Sports and Entertainment Park builders.



The nearly 260-acre park will be developed along the eastside of Northwest Broad Street near I-840 and the Stones River, and will feature several recreational and professional sports facilities, according to plans submitted to the city. The park will also include a fitness and wellness center, a gaming and arcade area and a 6,000-seat arena and amphitheater that will be used for live music and special events, according to a release from the city.

“We are delighted that Legacy Sports committed to Murfreesboro and believe the development with a family-oriented philosophy balances the need for sports and entertainment facilities in our growing community along with economic and tourism development in the Sports Capital of Tennessee.” Mayor Shane McFarland said in a release.

According to a study conducted by CH Johnson Consulting for Legacy Sports, the entity projects within 5 years of the park's opening, it will generate over $350 million in direct economic impact and bring in over 5 million annual visitors. The sports complex is slated to open in 2024.

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