First they approved it – with conditions – and now the city has rescinded their approval to the Nashville Boot Scooters to use Herschel Greer Stadium for their home games in September.
“We just didn’t feel like conditions would be made safe in one month for the team to play there,” said Jerry Jackson, City Councilman. “We feel bad that we told they could and now we have changed our minds but it was never about the team or the organization. Safety of the players and fans was our main concern.”
Team Manager Ryan Cooper is now scrambling to find another site for home games.
“This really puts us in a bind and now we are trying to find some place to play. We didn’t want to go any further from the downtown area but now we are getting desperate. This is disappointing.”
Cooper said that the team is now looking at locations such as the Nashville Fairgrounds, Vanderbilt University and Lipscomb University as potential locations for the team’s first season in the X-treme Scooter Quidditch League (XSQL).
The Boot Scooters’ first game is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th against the San Francisco Muggles.
There have been rumors that the Boot Scooters could sit out the first season and wait until 2020 to field a team.
“False,” said Cooper. “We ARE going to play somewhere. Coach Henning and his staff are close to finalizing the roster and they are practicing and preparing for the season. We may not like the location but it will be temporary this season until we can find a more permanent home.”
Cooper also said that fans can order their tickets now by calling 1-800-SCOOTIN.
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