Ten-time Grammy award winner Justin Timberlake cast his lot Wednesday with Music City Baseball, the group gaining momentum in its effort to bring a Major League Baseball franchise to Nashville. Read more here.
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Paying homage to the Negro Leagues, the local group trying to bring Major League Baseball to Nashville (TN), Music City Baseball LLC made up of businessman John Loar, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and former MLB pitcher and front office executive Dave Stewart, have announced the name for the group’s proposed MLB team — the Nashville Stars. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – To enhance the gameday experience of guests at Hawkins Field, Vanderbilt Athletics is set to unveil the Home Run Lounge — a premium tented lounge area for fans 21 and over to purchase beer and spiked seltzer.
In case you missed it, the Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) revealed its rebranded identity, complete with new logos and four uniform sets to be worn during the club’s upcoming 2019 season and beyond. The team’s new identity was brought to life by RARE Design, a Hattiesburg (MS) branding company. RARE Design has done rebrands for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings. Read more here. View rebranding package here.
Nashville (TN) Mayor David Briley is planning to seek $1 million in funding from the Metro Council to demolish Greer Stadium, former home of the Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) and convert the land into a park. The mayor plans to put the plan before the council in April. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
A summer groundbreaking is being eyed for an apartment building to hug First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League), and front the Cumberland River Greenway. Nashville-based developers and brothers Chris Ward and Tim Ward, who own Ward Brothers Development LLC, will oversee the project. Read more and view renderings gallery here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Nashville Sounds, in conjunction with Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Government, the Metro Sports Authority, and the Adventure Science Center, have announced the festivities for the total solar eclipse viewing party at First Tennessee Park on Monday, August 21. Continue reading
The Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) and Nashville-based Strategic Hospitality announced today they are hoping to start work within the next few weeks on a nine-hole miniature golf course for First Tennessee Park. Read more here.
The sons of Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) Managing Partner Frank Ward have paid $6 million to buy and develop two tracts of land in the area near the team’s new ballpark at Sulphur Dell. Read more here.
There is a long season ahead before we can truly determine the success of the new Sulphur Dell ballpark built for the Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League), but 16 home games in, the team has had three sellouts, and attendance has increased by 43.3% over last year from an average of 4,909 to 7,034. Read more here.
The Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) opened their new Sulphur Dell ballpark in front of a capacity crowd of 10,459. Read more and view news report here. View photo gallery of First Tennessee Park’s inaugural home opener here.
Nashville (TN) Mayor Karl Dean and Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) owner Frank Ward placed home plate at First Tennessee Park on Thursday, just 29 days before the baseball club is scheduled to play its first home game. Read more and view photos here.
The recent snow and ice may have slowed down construction on the Nashville Sounds’ (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) new Sulphur Dell stadium, but it’s still on track to be open for business by opening day on April 17. Watch new report and ballpark tour here.
Mayor Karl Dean and the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) announced Friday a parking plan for fans attending games during the 2015 season at First Tennessee Park. According to the press release, fans are “strongly encouraged” to park at the Metro Courthouse Garage and then take a free shuttle to the ballpark. Read more and watch news report here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Nashville Sounds have named Garry Arthur as the club’s Chief Operating Officer, an announcement made by owner Frank Ward on Monday morning. Arthur had previously served as a senior advisor to Sounds ownership dating back to MFP Baseball LLC’s acquisition of the club in 2009. Continue reading
Mayor Karl Dean‘s administration is in negotiations to give Piedmont Natural Gas 124 acres of city-owned property in order to cover the relocation of a natural gas pipeline discovered during construction of the new ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League). Read more here. View stadium construction photos here.
Tennessee State lawmakers on Monday passed legislation allowing hard liquor sales at the new Sulphur Dell ballpark under construction for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League). The new stadium is set to open a year from now in April 2015, and it appears fans will be able to celebrate with a nice stiff drink. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Nashville Sounds are excited to announce the 2014 promotional calendar, which includes 22 fireworks extravaganzas and several giveaways commemorating the team’s final year at Greer Stadium. The calendar also includes 11 Throwback Thursdays presented by The Tennessean, six Trevecca Nazarene University FAITH NIGHTS® concerts, the return of the Famous Continue reading
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday afternoon for the new Sulphur Dell ballpark to be built for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League). MLB All-Star Albert Pujols participated in the event. Watch news report and view photos here.
The start of construction on the new Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) stadium is still a week away, but companies have already started vying for the rights to put their name on the $38 million minor league ballpark. Read more here.
Despite bids that came in some $5 million higher than what city officials said a new Sulphur Dell ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) would cost, Nashville (TN) Mayor Karl Dean says the the new facility will come in on budget. Read more here.
The new Sulphur Dell baseball stadium for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) has been approved. The Metro Council in Nashville (TN) on Tuesday voted 29-7 to issue municipal revenue bonds to cover the planned $37 million construction of a 10,000-capacity ballpark north of downtown, $23 million in land acquisition costs and $5 million in capitalized interest. Read more here.
The Metro Council in Nashville (TN) is poised to give the go-ahead to construction of a new ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) Tuesday night, setting the stage for the minor league baseball team to start playing in a new Sulphur Dell home in 16 months. Read more here.
Members of Metro Council overwhelmingly approved several pieces of legislation that will make it possible to build a new Sulphur Dell stadium for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League). Read more and watch news report here.
Batting around competing definitions of “skin in the game,” two Metro Council committees reached a split verdict Monday on a proposal to make the owners of the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) pay up if the mixed-use development they’re planning doesn’t arrive soon after a new taxpayer-funded baseball stadium opens. Read more here.
The seven years since Nashville’s Metro Council last approved a new ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) have brought a new council, new mayor, new owners of the minor league baseball team, and a lower construction price tag. Read more and view great historic Sulphur Dell photo gallery here.