NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Nashville Sounds and Mayor Karl Dean will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of First Tennessee Park.
The event will be held at the new ballpark on Friday, April 17 beginning at 4:30 p.m.
“I can’t wait for fans to see First Tennessee Park when it opens on April 17, and I am looking forward to cutting the ribbon and throwing out the first pitch,” Mayor Dean said. “The new ballpark is going to be one of the finest minor league stadiums in the country and will be a wonderful place to watch a game in the shadow of the Nashville skyline.”
The event is free and is open to the public. Chip Esten, better known as Deacon Claybourne on ABC’s “Nashville,” will serve as the special musical guest.
Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mayor Dean and Sounds owner Frank Ward will greet fans as they enter First Tennessee Park for the first game at the ballpark.
The game against Colorado Springs is sold-out.
An on-field ceremony will take place at 6:45 p.m., including the ceremonial first pitch by Mayor Dean.
The shuttle from the Metro Courthouse garage will begin operating at 4 p.m.