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First Horizon Park

Baseball returned to its historic home at Sulphur Dell, the original home of professional baseball in Nashville.

Structural Information

  • Completion Date: April 2015
  • Built by
    • Architect: Hastings Architecture Associates, LL
    • Design Architect: Populous, Drawing People Together
    • Project Manager: Gobbell Hays Partners, Inc.
    • Project Manager: Capital Project Solutions (CPS)
    • Construction Manager: Barton Malow / Bell / Harmony
    • MEP Engineer: Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
    • Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore
    • Civil Engineer: Barge Cauthen & Associates

Seating Capacity

  • Seating capacity is approximately 10,000 people, with 8,500 fixed seats.
  • A 1,000-space car lot is just south of the ballpark, and a greenway is included on the property.


  • Cost of construction: Approximately $70 million.
  • Financed By: Municipal Bonds - $65 million.
  • Repayment:
    • Sales Tax generated by ballpark.
    • Property Tax revenue from nearby development.
    • A majority of the investment was private, including more than $50 million by the Nashville Sounds for a multi-family/retail development and $37 million by Embrey for a multi-family development.
    • Annual Lease payment by Sounds - $700k/year.

Contact Information

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First Horizon Park Location Map

19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville, TN 37219

Contact the Sports Authority

730 2nd Avenue South
Suite 103
Nashville, TN 37210