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Grand Ole Opry Closed Due to Flooding

May 7, 2010

The Grand Ole Opry House is officially closed for repairs following record amounts of rain which sent more that two feet of water over its stage.

From CNN:

Gaylord Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Colin Reed said he did not know how long the facility will be closed. The neighboring Gaylord Opryland Resort, a 2,881-room hotel, also is closed for restoration but will be open before the end of 2010, he said.

“We’re going to do everything in our power to restore the stuff that’s been damaged by water,” Reed said Friday.

He said that quick thinking by Opry management Sunday saved much of the memorabilia there.

Shows scheduled at the facility will move to other Nashville venues during repairs, he said.