Strickland proposes soccer stadium instead of Coliseum as part of $684M sports upgrade package

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 19, 2022 6:12 AM CT | Published: October 18, 2022 1:36 PM CT

Mayor Jim Strickland is proposing at least partial demolition of the Mid-South Coliseum to make way for a new soccer stadium. It’s part of a $684 million package of renovations and new construction at the city’s major sports venues. The city will seek roughly half of that total from the state.


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