The future of Greer Stadium remains unclear as the Nashville Sounds prepare to play their last home game at the ballpark.
The baseball team has called the stadium home since 1978.
Construction on the new home of the Nashville Sounds is moving along on a tight schedule, according to the construction company leading the project.
It is scheduled to be ready in time for the Sounds 2015 home opener April 15.
“The Ballpark Project Team is well under way in constructing First Tennessee Park and is tracking along on the very tight schedule,” associate project manager Michelle Barbero said in an email. “Construction is proceeding and the structural steel is being erected.”
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She continued, “Over the next three or four months, you will begin to see the building take shape along Jackson Street. You will start to see the layout of the building, the concourse and suite areas, as well as the stadium seating.”
Meanwhile, the fate of Greer Stadium is still unclear.
“There are no plans made,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “I think what needs to happen is a community process with input from the community about what people want.”
The ballpark sits next to Fort Negley, a historic site that is also owned by the Metro Nashville parks department.
“We will listen to the ideas, listen to the community,” Mayor Dean said. “Nothing has been decided.”
The mayor did hint the stadium could transition to a community sporting complex or possibly a city park.
“I think a park of some sort,” he said. “Soccer is interesting and tennis is interesting. There are a lot of different things that could occur there. I think something the whole community could use is the best thing.”
In addition to a ballpark, the Sulphur Dell development will have residential and commercial space.
The Sounds are already accepting deposits for 2015 season tickets.
The team has two regular season home games left. They play the Sacramento River Cats on Tuesday night at 7:05 and again Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m.
- August 25, 2014: Nashville Sounds set to leave Greer Stadium after 37 years
- August 20, 2014: Sounds release season ticket information for First Tennessee Park
- July 8, 2014: Nashville Sounds host virtual tour of new ballpark
- June 20, 2014: Sounds unveil new, modern guitar scoreboard for First Tennessee Park
- April 22, 2014: New Sounds stadium at Sulphur Dell to be named First Tennessee Park
- April 11, 2014: Nashville Sounds play last season opener at Greer Stadium
- March 21, 2014: Construction underway at Sulphur Dell for new Sounds stadium
- Jan. 27, 2014: Groundbreaking held for new Sounds ballpark at Sulphur Dell
- Dec. 18, 2013: Seats already sold for new Sounds ballpark at Sulphur Dell
- Dec. 16, 2013: Pictures emerge of ballpark as state approves design
- Dec. 3, 2013: New Sounds stadium at Sulphur Dell moves forward
- Nov. 22, 2013: State panel invites public to Sounds stadium meeting Monday
- Nov. 19, 2013: Metro Council gives initial approval to build new Sounds ballpark
- Nov. 19, 2013: Sounds stadium deal short time approval called ‘disrespectful’
- Oct. 23, 2013: 100 people attend meeting to discuss Sounds’ stadium at Sulphur Dell
- Aug. 21, 2013: $80M Nashville Sounds stadium proposed for Sulphur Dell
- Sept. 28, 2011: 6 locations in consideration for new Sounds stadium
- Dec. 21, 2009: New baseball stadium talks revived