A local group wants to see a new Nashville Sounds ballpark built at the former site of baseball's home in Nashville, Sulphur Dell.
A local group wants to see a new Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) ballpark built at the former site of baseball's home in Nashville, Sulphur Dell.
Sulphur Dell was the home to baseball in Nashville since the Civil War, culminating with the construction of a ballpark there in 1927. There, various Nashville teams played and the ballpark hosted major leaguers barnstorming their way home. The ballpark was torn down in 1969; it is now a parking lot for state workers. (For more on the ballpark, check out Skip Nipper's Sulphur Dell site.)
Whether or not there's a real plan here remains to be seen; wishful thinking on the part of community organizers does not a ballpark make. The Sounds have consistently pushed for a downtown ballpark at the Thermal Plant site, and we've heard that's still the route pushed by the city as well.
But it's a nice idea to think baseball could come back to one of the most historic pieces of baseball land in America.
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