Designs for new baseball stadium unveiled - WKRN News 2

Designs for new baseball stadium unveiled


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tuesday night, some Nashville residents got a glance at what a new stadium may look like as University of Tennessee architecture students unveiled their proposed designs at the Civic Design Center.

Students told Nashville's News 2 the idea is to have a stadium that can be used year round, not just during baseball season. Many of the proposed designs included restaurants, bars and retail.

UT student Nick Davis' design is one of several being proposed.

"I researched Sulphur Dell, a ballpark I really looked at was Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio. Similar size program and they did a lot of things with the views of downtown and that's something I really tried to play off of," he explained. 

Berdelle Campbell and her husband have lived in Germantown for more than 30 years.

She told Nashville's News 2 she and her husband are supportive of the idea of the new Sounds stadium being moved to Sulphur Dell. 

"You had the feeling this place can go nowhere but up," says Campbell.

In 1885, the site became home to Nashville's first professional baseball team.  The last game was played there in 1963.

Some fans believe a new stadium would make more sense downtown, but Germantown homeowners believe their neighborhood is a perfect fit

"It's a no brainer almost. It was once a successful place and people loved it," Campbell said.

The mayor's office is currently looking into the feasibility of a new ballpark.

Click here for information on how to win tickets to the Sounds' game on Saturday.

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