The Year Ahead: Knox County

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2020 Revue: City of Knoxville

The COVID-19 pandemic was just the first in a series of crises that greeted Mayor Indya Kincannon during her first year in office.

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City Council passes a resolution aimed at making amends for past racial injustices and approves the creation of a sports authority.

First Pitch

City Council and County Commission will consider forming a sports authority this month to build a baseball stadium for the Tennessee Smokies.

Authority to Build?

Knoxville and Knox County likely will consider forming a sports authority if officials decide to build a baseball stadium for the Tennessee Smokies.

Public Stadium, Private Development

Smokies owner Randy Boyd says a publicly built ballpark is essential for baseball’s return to Knoxville and the accompanying private investment.

Dancing Around the Diamond

Neither Smokies owner Randy Boyd nor local officials want to make the first move toward financing a baseball stadium in the Old City.

On Deck

Knoxville mayoral candidates

The leading candidates for Knoxville mayor weigh in on baseball and the budget the winner will inherit after the election.