Titans have a project executive for new stadium on staff

PALM BEACH, Fla. – As the Titans and Metro Nashville assessed Nissan Stadium expecting to plan for renovations, then found the building unfit for overhaul, the franchise wasn’t counting entirely on outside expertise.

Kellen DeCoursey has been working for the team as its project executive since the fall, looking at the renovation and construction process, defining projects and lining up the proper people for the team to work with. [Unlocked]


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DeCoursey was project manager for Nashville SC on GEODIS Park, which finished on time and on budget, two ingredients that make anyone in his role exceptionally appealing.

NSC is set to play there for the first time May 1.

Kellen DeCourseyA new Titans' stadium, which seems likely now, will be on a far bigger scale and could approach $2 billion.

Metro Nashville and the team still have a great deal to work out in terms of how to fund it. But indications have been they are working on strategies to avoid putting the burden on Davidson Country residents.

The state is willing to issue bonds that would provide $500 toward the project provided it's an enclosed venue, which appears to be in line with what the franchise wants as it would serve the community best.

Such a facility would draw Super Bowls, National College Football Championship Games, Final Fours, Wrestlemania, year-round concerts and more.

DeCoursey previously worked at CAA Icon in Chicago where he was involved in the five-year restoration and expansion of Wrigley Field that began after the 2014 season.

He attended Western Illinois University.

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