Nashville has a new arena football team, and co-owner Terry Burns is inviting Wilson County to join in the fun.
“I love Wilson County,” said Burns, a Wilson County resident. “Even though we play in Nashville, June 2 will be Wilson County night with the Nashville Venom. Teachers, county employees, city employees, police officers and sheriff’s officers have been given tickets to the game.”
He also said Wilson County residents not employed by one of those groups could find discounted tickets for the evening.
“It’s going to be a real good time,” he said.
Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead, Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto and Watertown Mayor Mike Jennings were all in attendance at a press conference Friday and thanked Burns for the opportunity to attend the game.
“We look forward to coming out,” said Craighead.
Jennings said, “This is a good thing for Wilson County. We appreciate you giving us this opportunity.”
The Venom will take on the Alabama Hammers at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.