Mayor Of Chattanooga Seeking $20.8 Million for new Lookouts stadium

Mayor of Chattanooga is seeking $20.8 million for new Lookouts stadium           By Owen Kennedy

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE (mocsnews.com)- Mayor of Chattanooga Tim Kelly has a recent proposal of $20.8 million dollars of in state money for a new multi-use stadium for the Chattanooga Lookouts primarily.

This would be a big upgrade for the Chattanooga Lookouts to get a new home from the aging AT&T field that sits on the downtown’s riverfront.

The new proposed site for the new stadium is on the former U.S. Pipe/ Wheland Foundry tract  in the city’s South Broad District, and $7.3 million of the funds of the project would be to environmentally clean up the proposed site.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee had this to say about the proposed project “Chattanooga has the opportunity for a transformational community project, he said, adding the stadium could help redevelop the 141-acre site and bring in $1.5 billion in private development.” 

Citizens of Chattanooga have different views on the new proposal of the stadium, Bryan Johnson a resident of Chattanooga is not pleased with the new proposal.

“I just do not see the point of building a new stadium, the one we have is fine and I think we should be worried about other things in the city.”

Other Chattanooga residents think the new stadium could be a great money maker for the city. Mason Hughes thinks that the stadium could be great for the city.

“I think it would be great, I feel like it could bring a lot of revenue and it could be something everyone can get behind. I have been a Lookouts fan for a while, and I think a new stadium is just what they need.”

There are mixed reviews on the proposed project, but workers inside the Lookouts feel a new home is much needed, Luke Beaty who works in the club house feels it is much needed.

“A new stadium would be great I love where we are now, but we need a updated home and a fresh start.”

We will see how far the Lookouts will get to having a new home and place to play in the coming months.

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