The last cheer at Greer begins tonight!
Don’t miss your chance to cheer on the Nashville Sounds during their final 8-game homestand at the historical Herschel Greer Stadium. The Sounds are scheduled to break-in their new facility at First Tennessee Park near downtown Nashville in 2015. Though the buzz around town is all positive about their relocation, good ol’ Greer has held many memories for fans over the years.
Did you know?
- Greer Stadium was built on the grounds of Fort Negley, an American Civil War fort
- Greer opened in 1978 with a plan to last no more than 30 years and is now one of the oldest stadiums used by a Triple-A team
- It has been the site of 3 minor league all-star games
- In 1981, the NY Yankees played an exhibition game against the Sounds with a standing-room-only crowd of 17,318 spectators
- Double-A Southern League’s Nashville Xpress called Greer their home ballpark in 1993 and 1994
- In May 2006, Greer hosted one of the longest games in PCL history during a 24-inning game as the Sounds took on the New Orleans Zephyrs
- Greer served as the home field for Father Ryan High School’s football team in the early 1980s, as well as 2006-2008
Greer has been a historical landmark for many Nashvillians and guests to our home city for many years now. Their final week will be an exciting one ,too! The #LastCheerAtGreer will include 3 firework shows, 3 jersey auctions, 7 giveaway nights, a final Throwback Thursday and many more fun events for the whole family. The Nashville Sounds take on the Fresno Grizzlies tonight, August 20 through Saturday, August 23. Tonight’s game begins at 7:05pm. For their final set of games, the Sounds take on the Sacramento River Cats on Sunday, August 24 through Wednesday, August 27.
- During their final Throwback Thursday game presented by The Tennessean (tomorrow), a silent auction will take place as fans have a chance to win the blue v-neck 1980s-style uniform right off the players’ backs.
- A “Smash the Guitar” contest will take place from 9am-12pm on Saturday, as fans have try to hit a home run off the guitar scoreboard. One winner will receive a custom Sounds guitar and a $1,000 gift pack.
- Also on Saturday, a “Renew your Vows” event will be held during the game for any married Sounds fans who have first memories with their spouse at Greer
- The first 3,000 fans through the gates on their last night (8/27) receive a free color-changing Sounds stadium cup
Be sure not to miss out on these final nights at Herschel Greer Stadium. The Tennessean has been a proud sponsor of the Nashville Sounds and will be having an All-Employee Night at the Sounds as well. We are looking forward to the festivities!