'Special time' for Sounds; final homestand commences Wednesday

Eight games are all that remain in Greer Stadium’s 37-year run.

The Nashville Sounds return home Wednesday for their final homestand of their final season at the stadium, which opened in 1978, and the franchise plans to make the most of this stretch. Promotions will add to the atmosphere of all four games with Fresno (Wednesday-Saturday) and the final four with Sacramento (Sunday through the Aug. 27 finale) capped by the largest fireworks display in stadium history.

“It’s a special time as we enter the last eight home games here at Greer,” Sounds general manager Brad Tammen said. “It’s nostalgia. Emotions. Memories. Everything goes through your mind here from our front office down to the fans and even the players. It’s a special moment, a special time for the Sounds.”

Tickets are available for all eight games, including the last one. For the complete list of promotional events, click here.

“Everywhere I go around town people are aware that this is our last hurrah here at Greer,” Tammen said. “We anticipate some nice crowds as we end this era of Sounds baseball.”

It is important to note that these could be the final ‘regular season’ games in stadium history. Nashville is very much in the Pacific Coast League playoff chase. The Sounds were 70-59, one game behind Memphis for first place in the American Southern Division, at the start of play Tuesday.

Either way, the countdown is on.

“Everywhere you go people are talking about Greer Stadium coming to a close,” Tammen said. “I can’t even begin to tell you how many people I’ve run in to that remember their first game here, going back to 1978 when they first opened it, or their father brought them to the ballpark and now they’re bringing their son or daughter to the ballpark just to have experience like they did with their parents.

“I even had a gentleman at the last homestand come up to me and say that his son is not really old enough to understand the game but he’s going to bring him out to that final game just so they can have that special memory.”