Baseball in music city? Bring it on.
Ever since MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred mentioned Nashville as a possible location for Major League Baseball’s next franchise back in 2018, people have been been dreaming about America’s pastime in Music City. But one group, Music City Baseball, is working to make that dream a reality.
The group consists of a number of executives, along with a group of baseball, music, and community advisers including Tony La Russa, Dave Stewart, Kix Brooks, Eric Church, Luke Combs, and more. According to their website, the principle objectives of Music City Baseball are to “establish our brand “Nashville Stars” while honoring the tradition and history of baseball in Nashville and Tennessee. This includes commemoration of the Negro Leagues and the impact that African Americans and other minority players had in the foundation of the game of baseball – we want to connect our history to our future.”
The group recently proposed renderings for a new stadium that would sit along the Cumberland River, just south of Nissan Stadium. The new stadium will include a retractable roof, a rooftop bar, condos, a hotel tower, and possibly even a marina along the river. The goal is to have a team in Nashville by 2024.
I don’t live in Nashville, and I’d look forward to the Cubs beating their ass every year, but I got to say, this looks pretty damn cool to me.