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On 1/29/2021 at 5:23 PM, markhollin said:

The problem with this theory is that the ownership group would like to develop the area around the park as part of their investment.  There simply isn't enough room unless lots of existing things are demolished. 

Additionally, if the Red Sox were starting from scratch, I can guarantee you they would not pick such a tiny plot on which Fenway Park is set hemmed in on all sides. 

Makes sense, but wants of the ownership group should not overwhelm the finances of the city. If they want new stadium with mixed use around it, that's great. They will just need to do it on privately owned land without support of bonds from the city. $91 million dollars for a stadium that is 5 years old that will most likely be abandoned (because what minor league team would be able to survive) is not only the definition of a bad investment, but it is the epitomy of unsustainable construction and development.

You're right about the Red Sox starting from scratch they would've chosen a different plot, but the brand new ownership group did develop plans to demolish Fenway and build new and the city rightfully shot them down. Instead, they got creative and added seats over the green monster, renovated the stadium extensively to find ways to make it work and work better. The potential Nashville MLB team would be a new team, but the city has a stadium that they paid alot of tax payer money for, so they shouldn't even consider a new stadium unless they just aren't involved with financing at all. 

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Well, I think it might be interesting to all of our newer Nashvillians on the forum to hear a little about the history of the Sulphur Dell site of First Horizon Park .  I reviewed this thread back to

The Sounds finish the season with the highest average attendance in all of minor league baseball at 6,721 per game.    More behind the Nashville Post paywall here: https://www.nashvillepos

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There is a structural engineer out there that can fit another 20k+ into this stadium and retrofit to a MLB park! You could put 10k in the right field alone with a triple decker.

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On 7/10/2021 at 6:23 PM, titanhog said:

Really would be a great place for a MLB stadium if we ever got a team.  Too bad there’s not enough room to make it work.

A structural engineer would disagree!

I also think if a billionaire wanted that location enough, they could combine FHP land and the adjacent state land to build a new stadium. 

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1 hour ago, nashvylle said:

A structural engineer would disagree!

I also think if a billionaire wanted that location enough, they could combine FHP land and the adjacent state land to build a new stadium. 

As long as they don’t build those apartments up to the south fence (like they’re supposed to)…and could demolish the parking garage…there’s probably a way they could make it work.

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Nice to see the Sounds management continue to come up with ways to keep activity at the ballpark, even during the offseason. This Nitro Circus is an X-Games kind of motocross/extreme sports fest taking over the stadium on Oct. 15th.  This weekend is Nashville Brewfest, and Oct. 23rd will be Bacon, Eggs & Kegs. 

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On 10/3/2021 at 8:00 AM, markhollin said:

Nice to see the Sounds management continue to come up with ways to keep activity at the ballpark, even during the offseason. This Nitro Circus is an X-Games kind of motocross/extreme sports fest taking over the stadium on Oct. 15th.  This weekend is Nashville Brewfest, and Oct. 23rd will be Bacon, Eggs & Kegs. 

They should add a MLB team to their activity schedule ;) 

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