Fireworks Misfire Lands In Upper Deck
A fireworks shell misfired during the 4th of July celebration in downtown Nashville cause damage to Nissan Stadium.
The shell landed in the upper deck on the west side of the stadium. The explosion cause damage to both concrete and seats in the area.
A Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau statement confirmed the damage was confined to a single section, and the cost of repairs was unknown.
Pyro Shows of LaFollette, Tenn., produced the show that drew an estimated 240,000 people to Lower Broadway and was billed as the largest fireworks display in the Nation.
“Basically, a shell misfired and caused some damage. said Monica Fawknotson, director of the Metro Sports Authority. “We are waiting for a structural engineering company to come in,”
“They will be on site tomorrow and assess the damage and get back to us.added Fawknutson.“Thankfully, no one was hurt, I don’t think this is going to interrupt any events at the stadium.”
Under terms of the show contract, Pyro Shows is responsible for damages and cost of repairs.
Crews viewed the damage Wednesday and estimates of the cost of repairs should be released soon.
The Titans will open their preseason at the stadium on Aug. 19 when they host Carolina Panthers in the first preseason game.
The stadium will host a Gold Cup soccer match this Saturday, July 8 between the United States vs. Panama and on July 29 when Tottenham faces Manchester City.
Repairs will not be concluded in time for Saturday’s Gold Cup match, but should be complete before the Titans open their preseason.