Herschel Greer Stadium was a Minor League Baseball park in Nashville, Tennessee, on the grounds of Fort Negley, an American Civil War fortification, approximately two miles (3.2 km) south of the city's downtown district. The facility closed at the end of the 2014 baseball season and remained deserted for over four years until its demolition in 2019. Following the completion of the demolition project and an archaeological survey, the land is expected to be reincorporated into Fort Negley Park.To visit Herschel Greer Stadium and get the most from your holiday in Nashville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Nashville travel route planner.
Greer was opened in 1978 for the Nashville Sounds, an expansion franchise of the Double-A Southern League who moved to the Triple-A American Association in 1985 and to the Triple-A Pacific Coast League in 1998. The stadium played host to the team until 2014. The subject of numerous upgrades and repairs to maintain its functionality, Greer became one of the oldest stadiums used by a Triple-A team, and by the end of its use had fallen well below professional baseball's standards for a stadium at that class level. For over a decade, the Sounds attempted to secure agreements with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County for a new ballpark to replace Greer, eventually resulting in the construction of First Tennessee Park, which became the Sounds' new home in 2015.
Amidst the Sounds' 37-season run, Greer simultaneously hosted two professional baseball clubs in 1993 and 1994, acting as a temporary home to a displaced Southern League franchise known during that period as the Nashville Xpress. The stadium also saw occasional use as a venue for college baseball, high school football, and charity softball events. It was the site of three minor league all-star games, eight no-hitters, including one perfect game, and a 24-inning game which tied the record for the longest game in Pacific Coast League history. The stadium was best recognized by its distinctive guitar-shaped scoreboard.
Herschel Greer Stadium Reviews
This was such a comfortable fun time. We went to see the Sounds play the Round Rock Express. Seats are comfy. Concessions are good. Where else do you get a fried pork chop sammy (Nix the special..... more »
We had an enjoyable evening watching the Nashville Sounds Minor League team. They won in the 11th. Fireworks followed. It was a lovely evening. The stadium has a nice selection of food and beverages..... more »
It was easy to find. Google maps gave precise, easy to understand directions. I would recommend that application to anyone needing directions.
I love visiting this Stadium it was unbelievable on all the workers showed a high level of knowledge in the area of customer service
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