The new owners of the Nashville Sounds are making a positive impact on city leaders with more-than-expected spending on improvements to dilapidated Greer Stadium.The new owners of the Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) are making a positive impact on city leaders with more-than-expected spending on improvements to dilapidated Greer Stadium.
When the Frank Ward ownership group took possession of the team from Al Gordon, they worked out a lease for Greer Stadium and pledged to spend $1.75 million on the facility. By the end of the day, the new owners had committed $2.25 million in repairs, including the installation of 2,000 recycled seats from Comiskey Park, a new sound system, a new plaza with an expanded kids play area, renovated walkways and an overhaul of the iconic guitar scoreboard.
The improvements were not lost of Nashville city leaders, whose support will be key if the Sounds ever want a new ballpark. "They’ve said all the right things and now they’re doing all the right things," Metro Nashville Mayor Karl Dean told The Tennessean. "I think that’s a good indication that we’re dealing with good people."
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