NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It is opening weekend for the Nashville Sounds with their home opener against the New Orleans Zephyrs Friday night.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean threw out the first pitch at Greer Stadium
The first 2,500 fans through the turnstiles on Opening Night received a free Sounds magnet schedule, courtesy of Bargain Hunt Superstores.
Steve Curnutte came early to the game to buy tickets for his family.
"I've got three little boys ages 12, 9 and 6 and they love baseball. Its one of the perfect things to do as a family. We go every year and it looks like it's going to be a fun night," he said.
While fans were excited about the game many were also seeking information on the potential new stadium for the team.
"This (stadium) has a very homie feel to it. The problem is it's almost 40 years old. It's falling apart.", said Sounds CEO Fank Ward
Ward said it's up to Mayor Karl Dean and his team,who are busy with budgeting, on when and where a new stadium becomes reality. Last year the city spent $150,000 hiring a consulting firm to decide on which of three locations would best fit a new stadium.
An area near the Gulch, the location of a former minor league ball park in Sulphur Dell and Ward's choice, was the front runner.
"I think a new baseball stadium would be great, but this has a lot of charm and I love it. Happy either way," said Steve Curnutte.
It is the Sounds' 35th Anniversary season at Greer Stadium.