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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 95-02

THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY

PHIL BREDESEN, MAYOR

Subject: Management and Control of the Nashville Convention Center Complex

WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is currently in the process of constructing the Nashville Arena on the south side of Broadway between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue; and

WHEREAS, the construction of the 20,000 seat arena is being supervised by the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 1996; and

WHEREAS, the Nashville Arena will be connected to the Nashville Convention Center by an underground pedestrian walkway; and

WHEREAS, the construction of the Nashville Arena adjacent to the Nashville Convention Center will result in a larger convention center complex which can be utilized for larger conventions, meetings, trade shows, banquets, sporting events, artistic events, musical events and cultural events; and

WHEREAS, in order to promote convention activities and tourism within the Metropolitan Government it is necessary to designate the complex which includes the Nashville Arena and Nashville Convention Center as the Nashville Convention Center Complex.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Philip Bredesen, Mayor of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me, do hereby direct and order that.

1. The complex including the Nashville Arena and the Nashville Convention Center is hereby designated as the Nashville Convention Center Complex.

2. The Nashville Convention Center Complex shall be under the overall management and control of a single board, commission or authority at such time as the completion of the construction of the Nashville Arena and the transfer of all interest therein from the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency to the Metropolitan Government.

3. Prior to the completion of the construction of the Nashville Arena and the transfer of all interest therein from the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency to the Metropolitan Government, the staff of the Nashville Convention Center and the management company for the Nashville Arena shall cooperate in planning for the activities and events which shall utilize the Nashville Convention Center Complex.

Ordered this 9th day of March, 1995.

Philip Bredesen
Mayor