The project would be paid for with the innkeeper’s tax, a 5 percent tax paid by any visitor who stays in a Brown County inn or hotel.
The owner of the property says he's unsure when the venue will open.
A former Opry employee and witness for the prosecution said the defendant James Bowyer acted erratically the night of the fire.
The Little Nashville Opry's former manager, James Bowyer, was arrested two years ago on felony arson charges.
The trial of the suspected arsonist in the Little Nashville Opry fire begins tomorrow.
The property is up for tax sale next month as the county seeks to recoup back property taxes owed by the former owner.
A probable cause affidavit says extensive gambling losses may have led to the alleged arson.
It took more than a year to get ticketholders their money back following a suspicious fire at the Little Nashville Opry.
The attorney general is ordering Little Nashville Enterprises to refund ticketholders after the music center caught fire in 2009.
The owners were not owed the money because they failed to maintain the sprinkler system required by a contract with Indiana Insurance Company.