Thursday, April 08, 2010

Some North End neighborhood associations organizing for Sulphur Dell location for Sounds stadium

Both Historic Germantown (HGI) and Hope Gardens association presidents have expressed unqualified support through e-mail correspondence for building a new minor league baseball park at Sulphur Dell (located near Bicentennial Mall between 4th & 5th Avenues at Jackson Street). That spot was the previous home of pro baseball in Nashville for a century before Greer Stadium was built.

HGI voted to support building a stadium at Sulphur Dell on April 5. Hope Gardens president Jason Powell says he has brought in some "champions" to the stadium cause (which he says will take North Nashville "to the next level") after sending out e-mails to "all neighborhood leaders in the area."

The Salemtown Neighbors Neighborhood Association discussed the initiative recently and responded favorably, but with concerns about financing, vehicular traffic impact, and sustainable design. SNNA expressed interest in participating in the process, but stopped short of expressing the enthusiasm of others along the Jefferson Street corridor.

photo credit: Metro Nashville Archives

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