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Nashville Sounds see best season for ticket sales since 2008


The Nashville Sounds finished dead last in the Pacific Coast League this season, but it was a different story at the ticket booth.

"We've had a tremendous year at the gate, we're on track, after today's attendance I anticipate, when we have the final numbers in, it'll be the best year in the last five or six years," Sounds General Manager Brad Tammen told News 2 Monday.

Tammen believes more than 350,000 people passed through the gates during the 76 home games at Greer Stadium.

"This is a great baseball market and it shows even here at Greer Stadium," Tammen continued.

The Sounds are waiting on the possibility of a new stadium downtown that Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and other city leader believe could be built and open by opening day 2015.

Sounds pitcher Tim Dillard has made a home in Nashville and is optimistic.

"I think it could refresh, just Nashville in general," Dillard told News 2, adding, "I think it would give exuberance to everybody and a new location, a new stadium everybody is going to want to experience it."

The Sounds' season ended Monday with a crowd of around 4,500.  The team defeated the Iowa Cubs 2-1. Dillard pitched three innings and got the win.

The Sounds finished the season 57-87, 13 games out of first place

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