A piece of Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) history is up for auction, as bids are being accepted for the guitar scoreboard from Greer Stadium.
First opening in 1978, Greer Stadium hosted Minor League Baseball action through the 2014 season, the last before the Sounds opened First Tennessee Park. The ballpark’s condition has deteriorated in the years since the Sounds’ departure, and now Nashville officials are moving forward with plans to demolish the ballpark and reincorporate its site into the campus of the Civil War-era Fort Negley .
Ahead of the demolition, Nashville is making Greer Stadium’s distinguished guitar scoreboard (pictured above) available via auction. The online auction began Monday with an opening bid just short of $55,000, and is scheduled to run until next week. More from The Tennessean:
The scoreboard, which was installed in 1993, was posted on eBid’s website this week, and the opening bid for is $54,815.
“As we have need to do, all seats, the scoreboard — any type of thing considered nostalgia, is all auctioned on eBid,” Jackie Jones, with Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation community affairs, said Friday.
According to eBid, the scoreboard is offered in “as is” condition, the sale is final and Metro Government cannot guarantee its condition or functionality.
The winner will be responsible for removing the prize at their own cost from the old stadium once deconstruction is complete.
The guitar scoreboard was such a beloved feature that it was emulated at First Tennessee Park, where the Sounds installed a modern display that mimics the design of the one featured at Greer Stadium. The auction for the Greer Stadium guitar scoreboard can be found here.
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