Recalculating the Cost

Doug Kirchhofer

With projections smashed by high materials prices, the actual budget for the planned multi-use stadium won’t be known until this fall.

Closing the Gap

A loan from Smokies’ owner Randy Boyd could be used to cover a stadium funding shortfall created by soaring construction materials costs.

Stadium Project Paused

Officials hope construction costs will stabilize later this year, but it won’t be in time for the Smokies to play ball in Knoxville in 2024.

Double Header

After separate votes by the Sports Authority and City Council on Tuesday, key agreements for the multi-use stadium are in place.

Infrastructure Tab

Street improvements and new plazas around the new stadium could cost the city as much as $14 million.

Field Preparation

KCDC commissioners vote to create a TIF district to pay for infrastructure and encourage development around the multi-use stadium.

Weekly Watch: Jan. 24-30, 2022

The first month of 2022 closes out with a busy week of meetings — County Commission and City Council are both in action, along with two different equity task forces and some major decisions on the planned downtown stadium.

Contracts Round Third

Two key agreements for the multi-use stadium are nearly ready for the Sports Authority’s approval.

Safe at Home

On a split vote, City Council gives the final approval needed to move the publicly financed multi-use stadium forward.