FWIW, Clarksville is the home of Austin Peay State University, which my mother attended back in the era in which its formal name, no joke, was "Austin Peay State Normal School for Rural White Teachers", an apt description of what Mom was to become for a while. The arena there is called the "Dunn Center" after a former governor (which is also what the school's namesake was). It dates to the 1970s and vastly resembles a large high school gym. Clarksville is about 50 miles NW of Nashville.
There is an arena in Lebanon (about 30 miles east of Nashville) at what is called the James Ward Agricultural Complex. This is where the Wilson County Fair is held, which in recent times has become a far larger and more successful fair than the State Fair held in Nashville (in a deliberately-antiquated setting just south of downtown Nashville, and where the future MLS stadium is currently under construction). Since Clarksville and Lebanon are about 80 miles apart, it would be VERY hard for the two of them to build a joint arena.
Kodak, Tennessee is nowhere near Chattanooga and is directly east of Knoxville (about 20 miles). It is really just a postal designation now, as the town of Sevierville, about eight miles to the south, has annexed all the way out to it. This is where you turn off of I-40 to go the Smokey Mountains (if I-40 is the way you were going up to that point. By the way, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (generally known and marketed as just "Chattanooga") has a good on-campus area, popularly known as "The Roundhouse". East Ridge is a suburb of Chattanooga, now landlocked between it and the Georgia state line in such a way that it will never be any larger in area than it already is.
Jackson, Tennessee is the largest town between Nashville and Memphis, about 120 miles west of Nashville and 80 east of Memphis. There is a fairly sizable but older arena there known as the Onan Arena, which for years was the site of both the Tennessee Girls State Basketball tournament and the NAIA Women's basketball tournament.
Elizabethon, Tennessee is in Upper East Tennessee. It is the county seat of Carter County. If the Tennessee Tri-Cities were the Quad Cities, it would be the fourth. It is probably most notable for the Elizabethton Braves of the Appalachian League, a Rookie-level minor league which is in towns which are pretty minor even by Rookie-level standards.
Were you wanting/needing to know this information? Planning on putting an AIFB team in one or more of these places, perhaps? _________________ Dknhipt
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