Memphis asks state for $684 million for FedExForum, Liberty Stadium

Memphis has giant plans to reshape 4 publicly-owned stadiums and alter the Memphis sports activities panorama for generations. The town simply wishes some huge cash to do it.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and his management are looking for tens of millions from the state of Tennessee, together with $350 million in money, for vital renovations to FedExForum, deliberate renovations to Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, improvements to AutoZone Park and changing the long-shuttered Mid-South Coliseum with a soccer-specific stadium to deal with 901 FC. The general undertaking price is $684 million.

Strickland deliberate to unveil the town’s ‘Big Ask’ right through Tuesday’s Memphis City Council assembly as he printed the town’s legislative time table. Legislative leaders and Gov. Bill Lee have already been briefed at the plans.

Strickland defined the town’s stadium want listing in an interview with The Commercial Appeal Monday afternoon.

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