"People all across our city, from elected officials to business and civic leaders, soccer fans and the public, have joined together in support of this bid," Ingram said. "We believe MLS and Nashville are a perfect match and are ready to prove that Music City is Soccer City."
"The vision to bring Major League Soccer to our city moves one step closer," Ingram said in a statement. "Of course the final decision on the team won't be ours, but tonight Nashville checked off the final item that MLS needed to see. I'm always proud of this city, and tonight we've shown - once again - how we all come together around something important to make Nashville the best it can be."