Redevelopment of Greer Stadium, former home of the Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), could soon take shape. Earlier this week, Nashville Metro Government issued a request for quotation (RFQ) that allows developers to submit their proposals for the site’s future.
Greer Stadium has been idle since the Sounds moved to First Tennessee Park for the 2015 season. Over that span, officials have discussed what to do with the site, with talks even taking place about converting the ballpark into a professional soccer facility.
With the deadline for the RFQ scheduled for March 1, it will take time for concrete proposals to emerge. However, the end result is likely to include recreational and green space, something that is desired by some officials. More from News Channel 5:
“After that there’s the opportunity to do a variety of other uses. It could be housing, it could be basic retail uses, could be arts and cultural space,” said District 17 Councilman Colby Sledge.
The city has outlined a need for a mixed use area that will include recreational space, workforce housing, and even a place for entertainment. An exact timeline hasn’t been made yet, but for the neighborhood, the sooner the better.
Greer Stadium opened in 1978, when the Sounds were members of the Class AA Southern League. Our own Jarah Wright visited the site of Greer Stadium last June, and reported on its condition in a feature for Ballpark Digest.