With election day Thursday, Hamilton County mayoral candidates make closing arguments

Hamilton County mayoral candidates Matt Adams, left, and Weston Wamp are shown in this composite photo. / Staff file photos

As one candidate, Republican Weston Wamp, stressed alongside friends and family the importance of boosting voter turnout for county races, his opponent in the election for Hamilton County mayor, Democrat Matt Adams, lashed out Tuesday over Wamp's relationship with the Chattanooga Lookouts - and sought to recruit an unlikely ally.

"As you all know, my opponent has been hellbent on derailing a yearslong bipartisan effort to revitalize Chattanooga's long-suffering South Broad corridor even though not one dollar of current taxpayer money will go toward the project, which is expected to yield more than a billion dollars in investment," Adams said during a news conference Tuesday outside the Hamilton County Courthouse.

Plans to construct an almost $80 million stadium for the Chattanooga Lookouts on the old U.S. Pipe/Wheland Foundry site in the South Broad District have become a last-minute point of contention in the mayoral election, which will be Thursday.