Nashville readies its pitch for WNBA franchise

A coalition of city leaders is slowly making progress on its mission to attract a women’s professional sports team to Nashville.

  • The women’s professional sports ad hoc committee, led by influential attorney Margaret Behm, met last week to hear an update from the city’s consultant.

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Why it matters: Members of the Metro Sports Authority, the Nashville Sports Council and top tourism leaders believe the city is popular and passionate enough to expand its sports portfolio. Rumors of new pro teams have swirled for years but WNBA prospects are pulling away from the rest of the pack.

  • The professional sports consulting firm CAA ICON released an initial report last year laying out the women’s pro sports landscape and the possibility of each league expanding. Since then, Nashville has gotten WNBA buzz.

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