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Grand Ole Opry Schedules $12 Million In Renovations
Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House is due to receive a face-lift in the form of some renovation.
The famed concert hall will add a 5,000-square-foot retail property, with the build scheduled to commence in January and conclude in October 2018. Ryan Hospitality Properties also announced the addition of 1,300 new parking spaces in time for summer 2018, plus a VIP lounge and newly relocated box-office area targeted for completion in January 2019.
"As country music's popularity continues to increase worldwide, more people than ever before are making the journey to Nashville to experience the magic of the Grand Ole Opry firsthand," said Colin Reed, chairman and CEO of Ryman Hospitality Properties. "This expansion will allow us to improve our guest experience before and after the shows while also providing us the opportunity to meet growing customer demand for additional Opry-themed experiences, enhanced food and beverage options and expanded tour offerings."
The expansion project, which will total $12 million, will not interfere with the Opry's full calendar of events and daily tours. The announcement is part of the Ryman's ongoing investment in the Nashville area, with approximately $130 million in capital projects currently in progress.