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Americans for Prosperity Thanks Senators for Rejecting Stadium Boondoggle

Apr 21, 2022 by AFP

Praises Senate Finance Committee for pulling taxpayer financing for new Titans stadium from bond bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee (AFP-TN) today praised the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson, and Senator Joey Hensley for pulling half a billion in taxpayer financing for a new Titans stadium from the bond bill.

The governor’s budget proposal had authorized a $500 million bond for a new stadium and $55 million in debt service to assist with the financing.

AFP- TN State Director Tori Venable released the following statement: 

“Taxpayer-funded sports arenas are a boondoggle, and Tennesseans know it. We are glad to see the Senate Finance Committee reject this outrageous proposal and resist the urge to build a stadium on taxpayers’ backs. We urge the House to follow suit tomorrow and remove $500 million in stadium funding from their budget. If this was such a great deal private industry would be lining up to finance a new stadium for the Titans, instead of forcing it on taxpayers.”

Venable published an op-ed in The Tennessean arguing against a new taxpayer-funded stadium.