RFI for Tennessee entertainment district P3

A request for information (RFI) has been issued by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville to gather views on a potential P3 to deliver a new entertainment district near the Neyland Stadium.

Credit: UT Knoxville

Anchored by a planned hotel adjacent to the stadium's south end, the mixed-use Neyland Entertainment District would transform the campus riverfront by providing a new leisure and entertainment hub.

The university's initial concept for the project includes a boutique, full-service hotel with for-sale condominiums and conference/event space.

Program management firm Brailsford & Dunlavey has been appointed to support the project in its exploratory phase, with a P3 approach currently being considered for the initiative.

“This public-private partnership opportunity will enhance the look and atmosphere of Neyland Stadium and the Knoxville campus while creating an additional destination for the city of Knoxville, all without state funding,” said University of Tennessee president, Randy Boyd.

The RFI will be open and available for four weeks and feedback gathered during that time will inform a planned request for proposals. To access the RFI, click here.