More than 100 people attended a public meeting to discuss the proposed future home of the Nashville Sounds Thursday afternoon.
The meeting began at 2 p.m. and continued for more than an hour at the Nashville Farmer's Market.
During the afternoon meeting, the Metro Planning Department presented an idea on how a downtown baseball stadium could enhance an urban neighborhood.
Developers also emphasized their plans are still preliminary, but they plan to file legal legislation with the Metro Council that will outline acquiring the required land from the state and the financing in upcoming weeks.
Attendees of the afternoon meeting were given the opportunity to voice the concerns and worries for the new multi-million dollar project.
"It depends on the people who are going to live there. Is it going to be safe? Crime free? Drug free and all of that?" attendee Tanya Prichard questioned.
Supporters of the new stadium wore red shirts and said they are thrilled by the possibility of a new ball park.
"Imagine if you will, Greer Stadium is as old as the Municipal Auditorium. Would the Predators have that much success at the Municipal Auditorium? I don't think so," Sounds season ticket holder Jim Jennings said.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced plans for a new $80 million project at Sulphur Dell in late August that would include a ballpark, residential developments and a parking garage.
Located on Jackson Street, east of the Bicentennial Mall between Fourth and Fifth avenues, the site, which is state owned, is the original home of Nashville's minor league team.
The ballpark was built in 1870 and used for nearly 100 years until 1963. It was eventually demolished in 1969.
If a new stadium is built, Dean previously said the Sounds' current ballpark, Greer Stadium, which is part of the Metro parks system, will be used in someway.
Thursday, August 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:28:07 GMT
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