New Nashville Baseball Field Still on Track
The site plans for the new Nashville Sounds baseball stadium have been released, showing the city’s expected construction in and around the new field. Located in the city’s popular Germantown neighborhood, the stadium will take up residence where Nashville’s first baseball stadium once resided. The historic implications are not lost on Music City, which has taken every opportunity to share the stories of the first baseball teams formed during the Civil War.
As you can see from the image above, the site will also soon include a state museum, which will draw more than just baseball fans to the area. A private development adjacent to the stadium could also introduce more residences, shops, and restaurants to help boost the area’s economy. Beyond that, a parking structure will offer visitors a place to park for activities beyond the baseball games. The results of these additions to the area should be increased visitation, which in turn leads to increased spending.
Those residents already in the Germantown area and near the riverfront have already enjoyed increased home values. With the proposed stadium and museum in place, people who own real estate in this area should see an even great increase in value. The influx of visitors could present parking and crowding, but the proposed parking structure should help to alleviate potential concerns. In all, the negative impact should be minimal, while the positive impact will be immeasurable.
Above even the financial outlook is the excitement of a new stadium. While Greer Stadium has been the home of the Sounds for decades, no one denies the team deserves a new home. The state-of-the-art stadium in their future will give not just the team but also the whole city a facelift. It’s exciting to see plans moving forward at a quick pace.