Nashville Sports Authority approves $26.8 million upgrade to LP Field

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Sports Authority has

approved a proposal to make $26.8 million in improvements to LP

Field stadium.

The cost will be paid for by a $2 ticket user fee that has been

in place the last two years, according to WSMV-TV. No public money

will be used (

The renovations to be completed by the start of the 2012 season

include new speakers, high-definition video boards and six

high-speed elevators.

The Metro Council is scheduled to vote on the plans Monday


The stadium cost $292 million when it opened in 1999, built

through a combination of local and state money along with personal

seat license fees, and team officials said some items were stripped

from the stadium to stay on budget.