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Enjoying Sounds baseball is even more fun when you experience it as a group. Greer Stadium's outdoor picnic areas offer unique locations perfect for your pre-game party.

Enjoying Sounds baseball is even more fun when you experience it as a group. Greer Stadium's outdoor picnic areas offer unique locations perfect for your pre-game party.

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The Sounds skybox allows your group to experience exciting Triple-A baseball in luxury. Our climate-controlled party suite offers a great view of the game with all the major-league amenities. It is a first-class way to host a party while enjoying Nashville Sounds baseball.

The Sounds skybox allows your group to experience exciting Triple-A baseball in luxury. Our climate-controlled party suite offers a great view of the game with all the major-league amenities. It is a first-class way to host a party while enjoying Nashville Sounds baseball.

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The Nashville Sounds and Greer Stadium provide the best place in the area for your summertime group outing. With the ability to seat over 10,000 people, we can accommodate any size group for a fun and entertaining evening for you and your guests.

The Nashville Sounds and Greer Stadium provide the best place in the area for your summertime group outing. With the ability to seat over 10,000 people, we can accommodate any size group for a fun and entertaining evening for you and your guests.

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Nashville Sounds Baseball is in full swing. Come on out to the ballpark for family-friendly entertainment at affordable prices. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks show after every Friday and Saturday home game at Greer Stadium. Nashville Sounds Baseball, a Nashvilles Pastime!

Nashville Sounds Baseball is in full swing. Come on out to the ballpark for family-friendly entertainment at affordable prices. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks show after every Friday and Saturday home game at Greer Stadium. Nashville Sounds Baseball, a Nashvilles Pastime!

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MiLB Returns to CBS Sports Network with National Game of the Week Schedule

Ten-game lineup of Thursday night Minor League Baseball games to be televised in 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Minor League Baseball today announced it will return to CBS Sports Network for a second season with 10 marquee regular season games to be televised on the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports from late May through early August. This season, 18 teams, six leagues and 15 Major League Baseball affiliates will be featured on the Thursday night Minor League Baseball Game of the Week. The television slate opens with the El Paso Chihuahuas visiting the Round Rock Express in Pacific Coast League action May 28 at 8 p.m. EST.

Several notable matchups fill this season’s schedule. The lights will shine on The Music City June 4 as the Salt Lake Bees visit the Nashville Sounds in their newly-constructed downtown stadium, First Tennessee Park. On July 16, the Cubs and Cardinals rivalry extends to the Triple-A level as the Memphis Redbirds visit the Iowa Cubs. The television schedule concludes with a trip out west to Isotopes Park, home of the Albuquerque Isotopes, on Aug. 6.

“Our partnership with CBS Sports Network has been a great way to showcase some of Minor League Baseball’s premier venues across the country,” said Michael Hand, Minor League Baseball CMO and President, MiLB Enterprises. “Through this agreement, we look forward to showcasing MiLB to a national audience each week. The partnership provides an extension of our efforts to build on the excitement that more than 41 million fans have experienced from the bleachers in each of the past 10 seasons.”

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

The full schedule of games is listed below:

- May 28: El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) at Round Rock Express (Rangers), 8 p.m. EST

- June 4: Salt Lake Bees (Angels) at Nashville Sounds (Athletics), 8 p.m. EST

- June 11: Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) at Tulsa Drillers (Dodgers), 8 p.m. EST

- June 18: Mississippi Braves (Braves) at Tennessee Smokies (Cubs), 7 p.m. EST

- June 25: Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers) at Durham Bulls (Rays), 7 p.m. EST

- July 9: Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers) at Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals), 8 p.m. EST

- July 16: Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) at Iowa Cubs (Cubs), 8 p.m. EST

- July 23: Altoona Curve (Pirates) at Akron RubberDucks (Indians), 7 p.m. EST

- July 30: Lexington Legends (Royals) at Greenville Drive (Red Sox), 7 p.m. EST

- August 6: El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) at Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies), 9 p.m. EST

About Minor League Baseball

Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball clubs through their farm systems. Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at Minor League Baseball ballparks. In 2014, Minor League Baseball attracted 42.4 million fans to its ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. For more information about Minor League Baseball, visit www.MiLB.com.

Baseball Begins At First Tennessee Park: Opening Homestand Preview

Two Firework Shows & Opening Night Ceremonies Kick Off Sounds' 2015 Home Season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Sounds open their 2015 home schedule at First Tennessee Park on Friday, April 17 and will play host to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A Brewers) and Oklahoma City Dodgers (Triple-A Dodgers). The eight-game homestand will be highlighted by a pair of Fox 17 Friday Night Firework shows, several giveaways and an Opening Night with all the bells and whistles.

Opening Night: Friday, April 17 vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates Open at 5:35 p.m.)

· Opening Night: Come celebrate the christening of First Tennessee Park with Opening Night. Mayor Karl Dean will throw out the first pitch and an on-field ceremony will take place at 6:45 p.m.

· Ribbon Cutting Event: Mayor Karl Dean, Governor Bill Haslam, Sounds Owner Frank Ward, Sounds GM and COO Garry Arthur, and others will be on hand to participate in a ceremonial ribbon cutting in front of the Jackson Street entrance at First Tennessee Park. The ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m.

· Fox 17 Friday Night Fireworks: After the final out is recorded, the fun has just begun. Fans can stay tuned after the game and enjoy the first of 13 firework shows presented by Fox 17·

Piggy Bank Giveaway: The Sounds are kicking off the 2015 promotional schedule in style. The first 4,000 fans will receive a piggy bank giveaway presented by First Tennessee

Saturday, April 18 vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox @ 6:35 p.m. (Gates Open at 5:05 p.m.)

· Magnetic Schedule Giveaway: 10,000 fans will be able to keep up with the team all year long as the Sounds are giving away a magnetic schedule presented by The Tennesseean

Sunday, April 19 vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox @ 2:05 p.m. (Gates Open at 12:35 p.m.)

· Autograph Day: Fans can stop by the First Tennessee Park concourse before the game to snap a picture and grab an autograph from their favorite Sounds players

· Magnetic Schedule Giveaway: 10,000 fans will be able to keep up with the team all year long as the Sounds are giving away a magnetic schedule presented by The Tennesseean

· Piedmont Natural Gas Military Sunday: The Sounds will don camouflage jerseys every Sunday home game and offer special military discounts for Military Sundays presented by Tennessee 811 and WSMV Channel 4. Active and veteran military men, women and families can purchase tickets as low as $6 in select seating areas with a valid military I.D.

· Kids Run The Bases: Kids 12 and under can take a lap around the bases following every Sunday game at First Tennessee Park

Monday, April 20 vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates Open at 5:35 p.m.)

· Social Media Monday: Follow the Sounds on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to score specials on merchandise, tickets and in-game contests.

· Military Discount: Active and veteran military men, women and families can purchase tickets as low as $6 in select seating areas with a valid military I.D.

Tuesday, April 21 vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates Open at 5:35 p.m.)

· T-Shirt Tuesday: Tuesdays are all about t-shirts at First Tennessee Park.The first 2,000 fans will receive a t-shirt with the Sounds’ new logo and color schemes presented by Advanced Financial.

Wednesday, April 22 vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates Open at 5:35 p.m.)

· Kroger Plus Wednesday: The Sounds and Kroger are teaming up to offer fans the chance to purchase a “Family 4-Pack” of four (4) Bullpen section tickets for $36 when they show their Kroger Plus Card and purchase tickets at participating Kroger Ticketmaster outlets.· Senior Discount: All seniors over the age of 60 can purchase tickets in selected areas for $8 presented by Hippie Radio 94.5. Limit one ticket per I.D.

Thursday, April 23 vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates Open at 5:35 p.m.)

· Throwback Thursday: Everyone’s favorite day is back! Every Thursday the Sounds are reaching back into the rich baseball history at Sulphur Dell to honor the 1940 Nashville Vols as this season’s uniform style. Fans are also able to purchase select beer and soft drinks for $2 all night presented by iHeart Media.

Friday, April 24 vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates Open at 5:35 p.m.)

· Fox 17 Friday Night Fireworks: After the final out is recorded, the fun has just begun. Fans can stay tuned after the game and enjoy a spectacular fireworks show presented by Fox 17

· Rally Towel Giveaway: Come be a part of what is sure to be an electric atmosphere as the Sounds hand out 10,000 rally towels presented the Middle Tennessee Hyundai Dealers

Following the homestand, Nashville will embark upon an eight-game, nine-day road trip, beginning with a four-game series against the New Orleans Zephyrs (Triple-A Marlins). The Sounds will then travel to face the Round Rock Express (Triple-A Rangers) in a four-game set before returning home on Monday, May 4 to host an eight-game homestand against the Iowa Cubs (Triple-A Cubs) and the Express.

Individual tickets and group packages are currently on sale. Fans can visit First Tennessee Park, open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., call (615) 690-HITS, or visit nashvillesounds.com for more information.

SOUNDS MEDIA DAY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 7TH

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — All members of the local print and broadcast media are invited to First Tennessee Park to meet and greet new manager Steve Scarsone and the 2015 Nashville Sounds players and coaching staff on Tuesday, April 7.

Media members will have on-field access to all Sounds personnel from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. prior to the team’s preseason workout, which begins at 4:00 p.m.

Attendees should park and meet at the Sounds Ticket Office Parking Lot at First Tennessee Park, located at 360 Harrison Street (Northeast Corner of Harrison Street and Fourth Avenue). After conducting a safety briefing, you will be guided to the field by Sounds staff.

NOTES:

· Please arrive to the parking lot between 2:30 & 2:45 p.m. This event starts at 3:00 p.m. and will include a mandatory safety briefing beforehand.

· This is a rain or shine event.

· Dress code: Please read the safety guidelines at the end of the advisory. Long pants only; no skirts or dresses. Hard-soled shoes or boots only – no heels whatsoever. No sneakers or sandals. Because this is a construction site, we cannot make exceptions to these safety precautions.

The Sounds begin the 2015 Pacific Coast League schedule on Thursday, April 9, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they kick off an eight-game road trip with their 7:05 p.m. season opener against the Sky Sox. On Friday, April 17, the Sounds host the inaugural game at First Tennessee Park when they host Colorado Springs in their 7:05 p.m. home opener.

Nashville’s tentative Opening Day roster will be announced no later than Monday.

For further information, please contact Grant Braden at (615) 690-4487,ext. 107.

First Tennessee Park Construction Safety Guidelines

This is an active construction site, and strict safety requirements must be followed. There will be no exceptions to these rules in order to maintain a safe work site.

· All visitors must read and sign a visitor release form and listen to a safety briefing by the project team.

· All visitors must dress in the following: pants, hard-soled shoes (hiking boots or leather boots encouraged) and long-sleeve apparel. No tennis shoes, sandals, skirts or dresses allowed.

· High visibility safety vests, safety glasses and hard hats will be provided and must be worn at all times.

· All visitors must keep a constant eye on their surroundings. There will be items on the ground and in the air that must be avoided. Being attentive to your surroundings is required.

· No walking underneath active overhead work, such as cranes or lifts.

· Do not lean on any railing or wall. The temporary railings are not meant to hold up under pressure, and there will be active painting throughout the site.

· Cell phone use is strongly discouraged while walking around the construction site so that visitors can remain attentive to their surroundings.

· All visitors must be escorted by a member of the project team.

· All visitors must stay close together and not spread out.

· There must be no disruption to the ongoing work or workers.

Sounds Reveal Tentative Opening Day Roster

Cy Young Award Winner, Ambidextrous Pitcher Highlight 2015 Squad

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Sounds – entering their first season as the Oakland A’s Triple-A affiliate - have announced their tentative Opening Day 25-man roster for the 2015 season.

The group is headlined by the presence of a veteran pitching staff, prospects acquired in several offseason trades, 16 players who have made their Major League debut and six members of Oakland’s 40-man roster.

Chris Bassitt is rated as the A’s #5 prospect (as ranked by Baseball America) and will open the season in Nashville’s starting rotation. The right-hander was acquired this offseason in one of several trades made by A’s General Manager Billy Beane. The 26-year old started the 2014 season rehabbing from a broken right hand and ended the year by making his Major League debut for the Chicago White Sox. Bassitt made six starts in the Majors (1-1, 3.94) and finished the year by pitching in the exclusive Arizona Fall League.

Three-time American League All-Star, two-time World Series champion and 2002 Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito will start the year with the Sounds. Signed as a minor league free agent on February 17, the left-hander last appeared with the San Francisco Giants in 2013 (5-11, 5.74) before taking a break in 2014. This will be Zito’s 17 th season in professional baseball.

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte was assigned to Nashville. Capable of throwing effectively with both arms, the ambidextrous hurler stands tall on the mound with a six-finger glove. He will join an experienced bullpen as he opens his 8 th season of professional ball.

Brad Mills, a familiar name for Sounds’ fans, will join Bassitt and Zito in the starting rotation. The left-hander pitched in 14 games (4-2, 1.56) last season for Nashville before being traded on June 17. The 30-year old has seen action in the Major Leagues during five of the last six seasons and provides strength to Oakland’s depth chart.

The Sounds tentative rotation files out as follows: Bassitt, Zito, Angel Castro, Arnold Leon and Mills.

Other prospects to start their year in Nashville include: Max Muncy (#12), Joey Wendle (#16) and Leon (#25).

Of the entire 25-man tentative roster, Wendle and Muncy are the only ones to have not appeared at or above the Triple-A level in their careers.

Wendle has played second base in every game he has appeared in over the last two seasons. Traded from Cleveland to Oakland this offseason, the 24-year old spent most of last year on the disabled list after breaking the hamate bone in his right hand. Entering his fourth season of professional baseball, Wendle is regarded as a highly-touted product.

Leon has been in the A’s organization since 2008 and has pitched at the Triple-A level for parts of the last three seasons. Ranking in the organization’s top 30 prospects since 2013, the right-hander made a team-leading 27 starts last year. Leon offers the A’s a vital piece of depth if injuries arise in Oakland.

The six players on Nashville’s tentative roster that also appear on the A’s 40-man roster include: pitchers Bassitt, Leon, Ryan Cook, Eury De La Rosa, Chad Smith and outfielder Alex Hassan.

Cook and De La Rosa, both right-handed relievers, anchor a bullpen that has six players who have already made their Major League debut. Cook was a 2012 American League All-Star but was optioned to Triple-A after a tough Spring Training this year. De La Rosa was acquired this offseason from the Diamondbacks and pitched in 25 games with Arizona in 2014 (2-0, 2.95).

The 16 members of the roster that have already made their Major League debut include: starting pitchers Bassitt, Mills and Zito; relievers Cook, De La Rosa, Smith, Fernando Rodriguez, Ryan Verdugo and Kevin Whelan; catchers Bryan Anderson and Luke Carlin; infielders Andy Parrino and Niuman Romero; and outfielders Hassan, Matt Angle and Jason Pridie.

The catching duo of Anderson and Carlin has been with a combined 10 different MLB organizations over a span of 23 seasons. Anderson played in one game with the A’s last year while Carlin’s last appearance in the Majors came in 2012 with Cleveland. The pair will be in charge of guiding a stout pitching staff.

Rounding out the names on Nashville’s 25-man roster include: reliever Brock Huntzinger; infielders Anthony Aliotti and Alden Carrithers; and outfielder Kent Matthes.

Manager Steve Scarsone enters his third season at the helm of the A’s top minor league affiliate, managing the past two seasons with Triple-A Sacramento. He will be joined by trainer Brad LaRosa and a trio of newcomers: pitching coach Don Schulze, hitting coach Webster Garrison and strength and conditioning coach Terence Brannic.

The Sounds kick off their 72 game home schedule on Friday, April 17 at 7:05 p.m. against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

Ticket packages are currently on sale by calling (615) 690-HITS. Fans can visit the Sounds' website, nashvillesounds.com , for more information on the team’s schedule, upcoming promotions and more.

Sounds To Partner With Strategic Hospitality At First Tennessee Park

New Ballpark Venue 'The Band Box' To Offer Dynamic Food, Beverages, And Atmosphere In Right Field

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With all the anticipation surrounding First Tennessee Park, set to open next month, there’s yet another reason to get excited – Nashville-based Strategic Hospitality will be opening a bar and restaurant in the right field concourse area.

In an effort to make First Tennessee Park one of the most unique ballparks in the country, Sounds owner Frank Ward sought out Strategic Hospitality to bring their creative touch to the venue.

“I am excited to partner with Strategic Hospitality to develop a fun, dynamic space within the ballpark to give fans an additional place for entertainment during games,” said Ward. “We feel this will be an especially exciting area for the 21 to 35 year old crowd.”

The Band Box will be a 4,000 square-foot outdoor bar and restaurant with entertainment options including ping pong, cornhole, table hockey and shuffleboard – along with the primary backdrop of the Sounds playing on the new field. Televisions will surround the bar area for additional entertainment.

The bar will feature craft beers on tap and an emphasis on local beers, a quality liquor selection, and refreshing frozen drinks such as a grapefruit and vodka slushie or a frozen Jack and Coke.

The Band Box will offer fare for all appetites, including snacks such as vegetables and hummus or jalapeno fritters with derby sauce; or more substantial items such as a kielbasa pork sausage from Porter Road Butcher served with carrot cumin slaw, or the smoked pork nachos, served with jalapeno “queso” sweet corn and tomato pico de gallo, bbq, and cilantro crema. The menu will also offer some vegetarian and healthier options, such as a quinoa chopped salad with vegetables and citrus vinaigrette.

“There is so much positive growth and energy in this city right now and we are honored to be a part of it,” said Max Goldberg, co-owner of Strategic Hospitality. “The Band Box will be a fun, laid-back area within First Tennessee Park where guests can get a really great drink and some food and just hang out and enjoy. We grew up with the Sounds and couldn’t be happier to be a part of the team.”

The Band Box will be open for all home games. Doors will open when the stadium gates open 90 minutes prior to games and stay open until after the game concludes. There will also be an area of ticketed seats with service that will allow fans to order food and drinks from The Band Box. Strategic Hospitality is currently staffing up The Band Box, so if you’re interested in applying, please email hiring@strategichospitalityonline.com.

ABOUT STRATEGIC HOSPITALITY

Strategic Hospitality is the parent company to venues Paradise Park, Aerial, Merchants Restaurant, The Patterson House, The Catbird Seat, and Pinewood Social. With more than 300 employees, Strategic Hospitality is owned by brothers Benjamin and Max Goldberg.

Box Seats For Opening Night Sold Out

Berm Seating & Standing Room Only Tickets Still Available

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Due to popular demand, box seat tickets for the Nashville Sounds Opening Night at First Tennessee Park on April 17 are sold out.

However, the Sounds are offering fans another chance to secure a ticket for the historic christening on Opening Night. Both berm and standing room only tickets, usually available for purchase only on the day of a game, are being sold now for the April 17 th contest. Those tickets are $7 each.

Another way for fans to secure a seat to Opening Night is through becoming a season ticket holder. Those packages are available for purchase by calling (615) 690-HITS ext. 2.

Fans can also visit the Sounds ticket sales trailer, located at 380 Harrison Street on the northeast corner of the intersection of 4th Avenue and Harrison (just south of the First Tennessee Park construction site), which will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The trailer is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Fans can log on to nashvillesounds.com , visit the schedule page, and click on the “Buy Tickets” link to purchase their tickets as well.

Fans should be aware that the April 17 th opener is only the start of an eight-game homestand. While the season begins with the 7:05 p.m. home opener against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Sounds are scheduled to play 72 home games at First Tennessee Park this season.

For a complete 2015 game schedule and promotional giveaway rundown, visit our website at nashvillesounds.com for more information.

Individual Game Tickets For Initial Season At First Tennessee Park To Go On Sale Monday

Tickets Can Be Purchased At The Sounds Ticket Trailer, Through The Team’s Online Ticketing System And Over The Phone

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fans have the opportunity to purchase individual game tickets for the Nashville Sounds’ inaugural season at First Tennessee Park starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 23. Tickets for the upcoming season will be available at the team’s tickets trailer, via the team’s online ticketing system and over the phone.

WHO:Nashville Sounds Baseball Club

WHAT: Individual game tickets for the Sounds’ 2015 season go on sale

WHEN/WHERE: Monday, March 23 at 9 a.m.

The Sounds’ ticket sales trailer

Logging on to nashvillesounds.com

Calling the Sounds’ ticket sales staff by dialing (615)-690-HITS ext. 2

The ticket sales trailer is located at 380 Harrison Street on the northeast corner of the intersection of 4th Avenue and Harrison (just south of the First Tennessee Park construction site)

Fans arriving early to the trailer will be treated to donuts and coffee when tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. The first 100 fans to purchase tickets at the trailer will receive a Sounds tin cup giveaway.

In addition, beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 23, fans can log on to nashvillesounds.com , visit the schedule page, and click on the “Buy Tickets” link on the desired home game(s) to select their seats and purchase their tickets.

Ticket prices in the seating bowl for the 2015 season range from $9 (corner) to $24 (premier), based on location, with advanced purchase pricing also offered ($11 to $26 for gameday ticket purchases). Club level seating is available for $30 in advance ($32 gameday). Berm seating, available on day of game only, will be $7 per ticket.

Beginning March 23, the Sounds’ ticket sales trailer will be open as follows:

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Note: On home game dates, the First Tennessee Park ticket office will be open from 9 a.m. until conclusion of game from Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until conclusion of game on Saturday & Sunday.

The Oakland Athletics’ Triple-A affiliate will host 72 games at First Tennessee Park this season, beginning with the 7:05 p.m. home opener on Friday, April 17th against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

For a complete 2015 game schedule, visit our website at nashvillesounds.com or stop by the Sounds box office during the above hours.

Middle Tennessee Hyundai Dealers Named Founding Partner At First Tennessee Park

Multi-Year Deal Includes Naming Rights On Left Field Picnic Deck

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club is excited to announce the Middle Tennessee Hyundai Dealers Association as one the team’s three founding partners at brand-new First Tennessee Park, which opens next month.

The multi-year sponsorship – which involves seven area dealers – makes Hyundai the Sounds’ exclusive automotive partner within their category.

Other included elements are: naming rights sponsorship of the “Hyundai Deck” at First Tennessee Park, the outdoor seating area located in left field that provides group hospitality and a spectacular view of the playing field. Hyundai will also be featured in several other marketing elements throughout the season, including 10,000 custom Rally Towels to be given to Sounds fans on Friday, April 24, the final game of the initial homestand at the new ballpark.

Also, throughout the season, Hyundai will sponsor the trivia segment during Sounds radio broadcasts on 102.5 The Game. By the end of the season, Hyundai will have treated hundreds of Sounds fans to tickets to a game.

“The Sounds are proud to be entering into this long-term sponsorship with Hyundai,” said Sounds COO Garry Arthur. “We believe our partnership with Hyundai is just another example of how this company wants to be a big part of the programs and activities that excite the people of this region.”

“Hyundai is proud to sponsor the Nashville Sounds. This sponsorship is just one example of how Hyundai and the Hyundai Dealers in Middle Tennessee support our community,” said Paine Bone, Wilson County Hyundai – President, Middle Tennessee Hyundai Dealers. “We are looking forward to some great baseball and a fabulous new sports venue for our community.”

Season membership packages for First Tennessee Park are currently on sale and single game tickets will be available next Monday (March 23). Opening Day is Friday, April 17 th ! Stop by the Sounds’ administrative offices at Greer Stadium or visit the team’s website at www.nashvillesounds.com to order or for further details.

ABOUT HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Sounds Reveal 2015 Promotional Schedule

36 Giveaways & 14 Firework Shows Headline Initial Season At First Tennessee Park

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Sounds are thrilled to announce the 2015 promotional schedule today as the team prepares for the initial season at state-of-the-art First Tennessee Park, which opens next month. The promotional calendar includes 36 giveaway nights, 14 fireworks shows, three jersey auctions, a new twist on Throwback Thursdays, and even more family-friendly entertainment as baseball comes home to Sulphur Dell.

The fun starts with a boom at First Tennessee Park, as the Sounds have a total of 14 firework shows that are set to take place after every Friday home game, and a final show after the home season finale on Thursday, September 3. The 14 firework extravaganzas feature Opening Night on Friday, April 17 and the annual Independence Day show on Friday, July 3.

Fans will be treated to 36 different giveaway nights in 2015 including plenty of gear that features the team’s new logos and colors.

Individual tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning on Monday, March 23 at 9 a.m.

At the forefront of this year’s promotional schedule is T-Shirt Tuesdays, presented by The Tennessean. The first 2,000 fans to arrive at First Tennessee Park on every Tuesday home game will receive a special tee with a different design for every contest. Additional t-shirt giveaways include an Independence Day shirt on July 3 (4,000 fans), presented by Nashville International Airport, and a t-shirt giveaway presented by the Founding and Platinum sponsors of First Tennessee Park (7,000 fans) on August 21.

Focusing on the history of the ballpark’s site, the Sounds will honor one of the teams of the past at Sulphur Dell. On August 6, the first 3,000 fans will receive a Vintage Nashville Vols Bobblehead to tie in with the team’s Throwback Thursday promotion (more info below).

Another aspect of the promotional calendar includes various jersey auctions. Fans will be able to bid in a silent auction for players’ game-used jerseys during three separate games. The specialty jerseys include the Stars & Stripes uniforms worn on July 3, a camouflage jersey worn every Sunday home game and auctioned off on August 16, and a final jersey to be named later.

The Sounds and Trevecca Nazarene University have teamed up again to bring fans a Faith Night Bobblehead series that builds off of last year’s start to the nativity scene. On June 28, the first 2,000 fans in attendance will be treated to an Angel bobblehead, while the first 2,000 fans present on August 9 will walk away with a bobblehead of Joseph.

The opening homestand is when the giveaway excitement begins. For Opening Night at First Tennessee Park (April 17), the first 4,000 fans will receive a Sounds Piggy Bank, presented by First Tennessee. All 36 giveaways included in the 2015 promotional schedule are listed below.

  • The XL Baseball Card will be approximately 5” x 3” in size
  • To be eligible for this giveaway, fans must bring a dog to the game
  • HipFits is a product specializing in backpack hangers and women’s accessories

The excitement does not stop there. First Tennessee Park is slated to host the following theme nights this summer: Faith Night on May 17, June 28, July 19 & August 9; Fur Circus on May 31; Star Wars Night on June 19; Father’s Day Celebration on June 21; Christmas in July on July 24; Boy Scout Night on July 25; Girl Scout Night on August 8; and Bark in the Park on August 16.

In addition, the Sounds are happy to feature ASAC Peanut Free Night presented by the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center on May 4; Mother’s Day Celebration at the ballpark presented by Gildan on May 10; SOUNDStockpresented by PPG Porter Paints on June 4 featuring a tie-dye koozie giveaway and a 1970’s-themed night; andFan Appreciation Night presented by First Tennessee on September 3.

The following daily promotions round out the 2015 calendar.

MONDAY: Social Media Mondays / Military Discount

Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to score Monday specials on merchandise and tickets and to participate in various in-game contests.

The Nashville Sounds extend their military appreciation to Mondays with special pricing for active/veteran military men, women & families. The discount includes tickets as low as $6 in various sections based on availability. Military I.D. must be presented to be eligible for discount.

TUESDAY: T-Shirt Tuesdays presented by The Tennessean

The Sounds are helping fans update their summer wardrobe by offering the first 2,000 fans special tees that feature the new logos.

WEDNESDAY: Kroger Plus Wednesdays / Senior Night

The Sounds and Kroger are teaming up to offer fans the chance to purchase a “Family 4-Pack” of four (4) Bullpen tickets for $36 when they show their Kroger Plus Card and purchase tickets at participating Kroger Ticketmaster outlets.

All seniors over the age of 60 can purchase tickets in selected areas for $8. Limit one ticker per I.D.

THURSDAY: Throwback Thursdays

Continuing our popular Throwback Thursday series for a fifth year, the Sounds reach back into the rich baseball history at Sulphur Dell to honor the 1940 Nashville Vols as this season's uniform style. The white uniforms feature royal blue accents, including the popular "V" Vols logo on the left chest, as well as two-toned socks. During its centennial celebration in 2002, Minor League Baseball rated the 1940 Southern Association champion Nashville Vols as their #47 entry on its list of the Top 100 All-Time Minor League Teams. In addition, fans will be able to purchase select beers and soft drinks for $2 all night.

FRIDAY: Friday Night Fireworks

The Sounds will suit up in their all black “Music City” alternate uniforms every Friday home game, which will be followed by a stunning fireworks display.

SUNDAY: Military Sundays / Autograph Day / Kids Runs The Bases

Piedmont Natural Gas Military Sundays presented by Tennessee 811 return in 2015 with special discounts for active/veteran military men, women & families. The discount includes tickets as low as $6 in various sections based on availability. Military I.D. must be presented to be eligible for discount. In addition, the Sounds will be wearing special camouflage jerseys, which will be auctioned off on Sunday, August 16.

Pre-game Autograph Days will take place every Sunday home game.

Kids 12 and under will be given the chance to participate in the post-game base run each Sunday, presented by First Tennessee.

The 2015 promotional lineup will continue to grow and evolve through Opening Night and into the season with more fun theme nights and events to be added in the future. Promotions are always subject to change.

For a complete 2015 game schedule, season ticket information and an updated list of corresponding promotions, visit our website at nashvillesounds.com/promotions .

The Oakland Athletics' Triple-A affiliate will host 72 games during their initial season at First Tennessee Park, beginning with the 7:05 p.m. home opener on Friday, April 17 against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

Fans can visit First Tennessee Park, open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning in April, call (615) 690-HITS, or visit nashvillesounds.com for more information.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Named Founding Partner At First Tennessee Park

VUMC To Provide All On-Field Sports Medicine & Event Medical Needs For Sounds Through Multi-Year Agreement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club is excited to announce Vanderbilt University Medical Center as the first of the team’s three founding partners at brand-new First Tennessee Park, which opens next month.

Vanderbilt Sports Medicine, which is part of VUMC’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, will serve as the official sports medicine provider for Sounds players and on-field personnel, and will hold an exclusive presence within the ballpark in terms of hospitals and health care.

Also, through Vanderbilt LifeFlight Event Medicine, VUMC will manage and provide EMT and paramedic level emergency medical services for spectators for all events at First Tennessee Park, a role it has fulfilled for the Sounds since 2009.

VUMC’s founding partnership of the Sounds’ state-of-the-art new home represents a landmark level of support at one of the finest ballparks in all of Minor League Baseball.

In addition to the close association the Sounds and VUMC will enjoy through the new agreement, Sounds players will make-in season visits to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt where they will visit with patients.

“The Sounds cannot be more proud of the relationship that has developed over the years with VUMC and we are extremely excited that they will be a founding partner at First Tennessee Park,” said Sounds COO Garry Arthur. “We appreciate this level of support being shown for our new look and venue. Vanderbilt’s strong medical track record is very important for our staff as well as for our Major League affiliate, the Oakland Athletics.”

“The Sounds and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are two great Nashville institutions. We’ve been proud Sounds sponsors since 2005. The opportunity to support the Sounds’ organization in new ways, and to continue to provide on-site urgent care for the attendees of ballgames and other events at this beautiful new facility is a natural fit for our role in the community,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., Deputy Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System.

Season membership packages for First Tennessee Park are currently on sale. Opening Day is Friday, April 17th! Stop by the Sounds’ administrative offices at Greer Stadium or visit the team’s website at www.nashvillesounds.com to order or for further details.

ABOUT VANDERBILT SPORTS MEDICINE

Vanderbilt Sports Medicine leads the orthopaedic community in cutting edge research and patient care locally and nationally. It is VUMC’s mission to improve the lives of others through the advancement of science, education and clinical care.

Individual Game Tickets For Inaugural Season At First Tennessee Park To Go On Sale On March 23

Current Season Ticket Members To Have Early Purchase Period

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Individual game tickets for the Nashville Sounds’ inaugural season at First Tennessee Park will be available at the team’s tickets trailer, via the team’s online ticketing system, and over the phone, beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 23.

Current Sounds season ticket holders will have early bird access to individual game tickets in advance of the public on-sale date.

Ticket prices in the seating bowl for the 2015 season range from $9 (corner) to $24 (premier), based on location, with advanced purchase ($11 to $26 for gameday ticket purchases). Club level seating is available for $30 in advance ($32 gameday). Berm seating, available on day of game only, will be $7 per ticket.

The Sounds’ ticket sales trailer, located at 380 Harrison Street on the northeast corner of the intersection of 4th Avenue and Harrison (just south of the First Tennessee Park construction site), will initiate its single-game ticket sales to the general public at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 23.

Also beginning on Monday, March 23, fans can log on to nashvillesounds.com , visit the schedule page, and click on the “Buy Tickets” link on the desired home game(s) to select their seats and purchase their tickets.

The Sounds’ ticket sales staff can also be reached by dialing (615) 690-HITS ext. 2.

Beginning March 23, the Sounds’ ticket sales trailer will be open as follows:

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Note: On home game dates, the First Tennessee Park ticket office will be open from 9 a.m. until conclusion of game from Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until conclusion of game on Saturday & Sunday

The Oakland Athletics’ Triple-A affiliate will host 72 games at First Tennessee Park this season, beginning with the 7:05 p.m. home opener on Friday, April 17th against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

The Sounds’ promotional schedule will be released on Wednesday, March 18.

For a complete 2015 game schedule, visit our website at nashvillesounds.com or stop by the Sounds box office during the above hours.

National Anthem Auditions Slated For March 14 At Greer Stadium

Promo Team, PA Announcer & On-Field Emcee Also Taking Place In Coming Weeks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Sounds will conduct tryouts at Greer Stadium over the next three weekends (Feb. 28-March 14) for national anthem singers, promotional team members and other open game-day positions.

On February 28, auditions will be held for the openings of PA announcer and on-field emcee. The following Saturday, March 7, will include tryouts for promotional team members. Both events will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greer Stadium. Individuals applying for the positions should have prior experience and be able to commit to a majority of the Sounds’ home schedule.

The audition for national anthem singers will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 14. All individuals and groups who are interested in singing “The Star Spangled Banner” prior to a 2015 home game at First Tennessee Park must audition on this date, including all parties who have sung prior to a game in previous years.

Anthem tryouts are available on a first-come, first-served basis during the designated time period. This will serve as the only audition date prior to the 2015 season. All interested parties will be required to sing a live, acapella version of the national anthem during the tryout.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and auditions will begin at 8:30 a.m. All tryout participants must appear in person at Greer Stadium by 12:30 p.m. to be registered.

For convenience and to save time on the audition date, interested parties may visit the Sounds' website ( nashvillesounds.com ) to download the registration form then fill it out and bring it with them to the ballpark on March 14.

The Sounds host 72 games at brand-new First Tennessee Park in 2015, beginning with the 7:05 p.m. home opener against Colorado Springs on Friday, April 17th. Please visit nashvillesounds.com for a complete schedule.

Sounds Extend Partnership With “The Game”

102.5 FM Will Continue To Broadcast Nashville Baseball Games; Former Major Leaguer Kevin Jarvis To Join Announce Team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club is excited to announce an extension of its partnership with 102.5 “The Game” (WPRT-FM) as the team’s flagship station for game broadcasts during the 2015 season.

The Game, which has served as the team's flagship station since 2012, will air all of the Sounds’ 144 games over the airwaves with nearly all on 102.5 FM and select games on 94.9 FM "Game 2" in 2015.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with The Game,” said Sounds COO Garry Arthur. “It is important to us to align with a partner who shares our excitement for the opening of First Tennessee Park and can carry all of the games on a station that focuses on sports programming.”

“We are thrilled to continue broadcasting the Sounds games on our stations. We’ve seen the excitement First Tennessee Park has generated for the Nashville community and as a local business, we’re proud to be involved,” said Jana Hampton, general manager of 102.5 The Game.

Sounds broadcasts which will be pre-empted from 102.5 FM and will instead air on 94.9 FM include: April 9, April 11, and any Nashville Predators playoff games that conflict with the Sounds’ schedule.

All game broadcasts will also be available to Sounds fans via a live internet webcast based atwww.nashvillesounds.com as well as on mobile devices using The Game’s app or the TunedIn Radio app.

Jeff Hem, the “Voice of the Sounds,” will be behind the microphone for all broadcasts during his fourth season in the Music City.

Kevin Jarvis, who appeared for 10 Major League teams during his 15-year pro career and also pitched for the Sounds in 2004, will join select broadcasts as color commentator this season.

Broadcasts will begin approximately 15 minutes prior to game time and will include a postgame show. The Sounds enter their first season as the Oakland Athletics’ Triple-A affiliate in 2015. The partnership will also include the annual broadcast of the Triple-A All-Star Game, which is slated for July 15 in Omaha, Nebraska.

102.5 The Game’s baseball coverage also includes broadcasts of ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” when there isn't a conflict with a Sounds broadcast. The station also serves as the flagship station for the NHL's Nashville Predators and airs Middle Tennessee State University football and men’s basketball games, and is simulcast on 97.5 FM in Rutherford County.

The Sounds kick off their 2015 season with an April 9th road contest in Colorado Springs and will host 72 home games at brand-new First Tennessee Park in 2015, beginning with the 7:05 p.m. home opener against Colorado Springs on Friday, April 17th. Please visit nashvillesounds.com for a game schedule and complete information on ticket packages for the inaugural season at First Tennessee Park.

Coca-Cola Named Official Soft Drink Provider For First Tennessee Park

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated that makes Coca-Cola the official soft drink and water provider for the brand-new First Tennessee Park, which opens in April in North Nashville.

The agreement ensures that Sounds fans will continue to enjoy the wide variety of Coke brand fountain and bottled sodas and drinks that have been long-term staples at Sounds’ concession stands, including Coca-Cola Classic and Dasani Water.

“Coca-Cola has long been associated with the great pastime of baseball. People don’t come to the ballpark to have a hot dog and a soft drink … they say, ‘I’ll have a hot dog and a Coke’,” said Sounds COO Garry Arthur. “This is a tradition we are excited to continue for a long time at First Tennessee Park.”

“Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated is honored to continue its partnership with the Nashville Sounds Baseball Club. We are looking forward to being a part of the excitement the opening of First Tennessee Park will bring to the downtown Nashville area,” said Bill Keenan, Area Sales Manager at Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated. “Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated prides itself on partnering with local businesses and organizations that have a positive impact on the community.”

The partnership also includes the placement of an eight-foot statue of Coca-Cola’s iconic bottle, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, within First Tennessee Park.

Season membership packages for First Tennessee Park are currently on sale. Opening Day is Friday, April 17th! Stop by the Sounds’ administrative offices at Greer Stadium or visit the team’s website at nashvillesounds.com to order or for further details.

ABOUT COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY CONSOLIDATED

Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. It produces, markets, and distributes nonalcoholic beverages – primarily licensed products of the Coca-Cola Company – in North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia, and portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida.

Garry Arthur Named Chief Operating Officer

Decorated Baseball Executive Tapped To Lead Sounds’ Front Office Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Sounds have named Garry Arthur as the club’s Chief Operating Officer, an announcement made by owner Frank Ward on Monday morning.

Arthur had previously served as a senior advisor to Sounds ownership dating back to MFP Baseball LLC’s acquisition of the club in 2009.

“I am very pleased to have Garry step into this role during a very exciting time for the Sounds franchise,” said Ward. “His vast knowledge of the industry and previous experience in opening a new minor league ballpark are very important as we celebrate the opening of First Tennessee Park and a new era of baseball in Nashville.”

Nashville is Arthur’s fourth stop in the Pacific Coast League. He previously served a combined 14 seasons as General Manager in Sacramento (1999-2004), Vancouver (1998-99), and Calgary (1989-95). During those tenures, Arthur’s teams recorded more than 1,000 wins and his teams carry a 30-18 record in eight postseason appearances.

Among the most decorated executives in Minor League Baseball, Arthur was the 2002 winner of The Sporting News’ Minor League Executive of the Year award, a prestigious award that is selected from all executives among the 176 minor league teams. He was also named as the 1999 recipient of the PCL Executive of the Year award.

“Many of us longstanding members of the Pacific Coast League have held the belief that with the right ownership and a new stadium Nashville could return to being one of the premiere franchises in all of Triple-A Baseball,” said Arthur. “A committed-to-excellence ownership and the magnificent First Tennessee Park is now here, and I feel my involvement is both an honor and privilege. I look forward to guiding this young talented staff to ensure that everyone’s experience at First Tennessee Park is a memorable one.”

Arthur served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the River Cats during the team’s first six seasons in Sacramento from 1999-2004 and oversaw the successful opening of Raley Field. During his tenure, the River Cats won two Pacific Coast League Championships (2003-04) and four PCL South Division titles (2000-01, 2003-04).

During his six years as Sacramento GM, Arthur was affiliated with the Oakland Athletics organization, the new parent club of the Sounds.

After departing Sacramento at the conclusion of the 2004 campaign, Arthur served as a consultant to the River Cats as well as to the Pacific Coast League, chairing its Scheduling Committee. He has been associated with the PCL since October 1988 when he was named General Manager of the Triple-A Calgary Cannons, a position he held for seven seasons from until 1995.

After his Cannons stint, he was named Vice President of Japan Sports Systems, a Japan-based company which owned the Triple-A Vancouver Canadians, in November 1996. He became General Manager of the Canadians in 1998, and he held that position until the franchise was relocated to Sacramento following the 1999 Triple-A World Championship season.

Prior to his career in baseball, Arthur spent five years working for the XV Olympic Winter Games, which were held in 1988 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He began his tenure with the XV Olympic Winter Games as the Manager of Information Systems (1984-85) and was promoted to Press Secretary (1985-87) in 1985. In 1987, he was appointed Director of the Chairman’s Office for the XV Olympic Winter Games. For his efforts (the Games made a $146 million profit), Arthur received the Alberta Achievement Award in 1988.

His professional career began in sports broadcasting. Arthur was a broadcaster with CBC (Canada) radio and television for 12 years and spent one year as Vice President of All-Pro Sports Consultants, Inc. (1984).

The native of Vancouver, British Columbia has two grown children: a daughter, Stacey, and a son, Jamie.

Arthur will lead the entire Sounds front office staff and be joined on the club’s senior management team byBrandon Yerger, Senior Vice President of Fan Experience; Doug Scopel, Senior Vice President of Operations;Jason Franke, Senior Vice President of Corporate & Premium Partnerships; and James Rozzoni, Vice President of Stadium Operations.

Season membership packages for First Tennessee Park are currently on sale. Opening Day is Friday, April 17. Stop by the Sounds’ administrative offices at Greer Stadium or visit the team’s website at nashvillesounds.com to order or for further details.

To view a virtual tour or a live construction camera of First Tennessee Park or to gain further information on the Sounds’ new home ballpark, please visit firsttennesseepark.com .

SOUNDS UNVEIL NEW LOGOS, UNIFORMS

Revised Color Scheme Revealed For 2015 Season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Sounds unveiled a modified color scheme today for their new logo as well as complete new marks and uniforms to be utilized during the club’s upcoming season.

The Sounds’ new logo, which was initially unveiled in October, has been modified with a return to the classic red and black colors that the team has worn for the past 16 years while adding in a new platinum silver accent color.

“We heard loud and clear the strong feedback of our fans after our new logo was unveiled last fall. We have made the decision to return to our traditional red and black color scheme to accompany the new Nashville-styled logos,” said Sounds owner Frank Ward.

The team’s new identity, brought to life by Brandiose, a San Diego, Calif. company, pays tribute to Nashville as the world-famous “Music City.” The centerpiece of the identity is a new guitar pick “N” logo stylized from an f-hole on a guitar. The logos feature Music City style lettering and the platinum silver color is a reference to platinum records associated with the music industry.

“Nashville is the only entertainment city in America that proudly claims itself as Music City. Yet Nashville hasn’t had an official badge they can wear around the country that proclaims, ‘Music City is my home,’” said Brandiose’s Jason Klein. “The new logo scheme achieves this.”

The Sounds’ new uniforms will feature home white jerseys, gray road jerseys, and an alternate black “Music City” jersey that will be paired with black pants for all Friday home games to create a striking, all-black look. Fans will also enjoy the baseball guitar emblem hat, which will be worn during batting practice and in Sunday home games.

T-shirts featuring the new logo scheme will be available for purchase in the team’s pro shop at Greer Stadium or via the Sounds’ website, beginning on February 16th.

Fans wishing to exchange any merchandise items which featured the previous coloring of the Sounds’ new logo released last fall may contact the team’s merchandise department at 615- 690-4487 ext. 113.

Season membership packages for First Tennessee Park are currently on sale. Opening Day is Friday, April 17th! Stop by the Sounds’ administrative offices at Greer Stadium or visit the team’s website at nashvillesounds.com to order or for further details.

To view a virtual tour or a live construction camera of First Tennessee Park or to gain further information on the Sounds’ new home ballpark, please visit firsttennesseepark.com .

Sounds Unveil New Logo

Team Rebrands With New Colors, Music-Centric Theming

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Sounds unveiled a new primary logo today to kick off a rebranding effort, which will coincide with the team’s move to state-of-the-art First Tennessee Park next season.

The new identity pays tribute to Nashville as the world-famous “Music City.” The centerpiece of the identity is a new guitar pick “N” logo stylized from an f-hole on a guitar.

Broadway Burnt Orange, Sunburst Tan, Neon Orange, and Cash Black make up the club’s new official colors. The Sounds are the first professional sports team to use Neon Orange in its color scheme.

“With this new logo scheme, we wanted to capture the vibrant nature of the city, of downtown Nashville. There is nothing more striking than burnt orange — you see it everywhere in this town,” said Sounds assistant general manager Brandon Yerger, who headed the Sounds’ rebranding process.

“The Nashville Sounds name has always reflected what this city is all about -- musical sounds. With our new look, we want to really celebrate ‘this is Music City.’ We have incorporated a number of fun new elements, which you’ll see as we unveil more in the future.”

The Sounds’ new look was brought to life by Brandiose, a San Diego, Calif. company, and is the result of an 11-month creative process. The development process began last November when Brandiose staff met in Nashville with fans, staff, and community members to learn about the stories, history, and personality of Nashville and the Sounds.

“Baseball is returning to Sulphur Dell and we’re thrilled to be a part of the next era of Sounds baseball,” said Brandiose’s Casey White. “The new look celebrates the icons and colors synonymous with Music City.”

The Sounds will unveil the entirety of their new logo scheme as well as their new uniforms at an exclusive season ticket holder event in November.

Season tickets packages for First Tennessee Park are currently on sale. Stop by the Sounds’ administrative offices at Greer Stadium or visit the team’s website at nashvillesounds.com to order or for further details.

To view a virtual tour or a live construction camera of First Tennessee Park or to gain further information on the Sounds’ new home ballpark, please visit firsttennesseepark.com .

“Moneyball” Comes To Music City

Sounds Announce Oakland A's As New Major League Affiliate; Teams To Host Contract Signing Press Conference Tuesday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Sounds announced today that they have come to terms on a four-year Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Oakland Athletics, which will run through the conclusion of the 2018 playing season.

A press conference, which will include the official signing of the contract between Sounds owner Frank Ward and A's Vice President & General Manager Billy Beane, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cumberland 1 Room at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville.

“We are thrilled to begin this new relationship with the A's, who hold an exciting future on both the major league and minor league levels,” said Sounds owner Frank Ward. “Oakland has an outstanding track record of success at the Triple-A level. We’re looking forward to watching their next tier of stars develop at our state-of-the-art First Tennessee Park.”

“The Oakland A’s are delighted to enter into this new association with Frank Ward and the Nashville Sounds,” said A’s Vice President and General Manager Billy Beane. “As we did our due diligence of available Triple-A markets, it became very clear that Nashville was the most attractive. It is a dynamic city and entertainment center with first-rate ownership, a long history of baseball, and a location that is convenient for player movement. In addition, we are excited to be part of a new era of Nashville baseball with the 2015 opening of First Tennessee Park.”

A’s officials Keith Lieppman (director of player development) and Ted Polakowski (director of minor league operations) will also be in Nashville for Tuesday's media event.

Oakland is the seventh different major league club the Sounds have affiliated with since the franchise was founded in 1978.

The A's have put a premium on winning teams at the top level of the minor leagues. Their Triple-A affiliate won its division in 11 of the past 15 years and captured four PCL league championships span (2003-04, '07-08) over that span, during which they posted a .567 winning percentage (1224-935).

In 2014, Oakland's Double-A affiliate, the Midland Rockhounds, captured the Texas League title after finishing 77-63 during the regular season, the 2nd-best record in the league. It was Midland's third league championship in the last 10 years.

This season, Oakland's farm system produced playoff berths for two of its top three clubs (Double-A Midland and Advanced-A Stockton), with Triple-A Sacramento narrowly missing the postseason despite having the 4th-best record in the Pacific Coast League.

Of the top 10 A's prospects as currently ranked by MLB.com, three appeared at the Double-A level and five played at the Advanced-A level in 2014.

The 2015 Nashville Sounds coaching staff will be announced later this fall.

Baseball returns to Music City in April 2015 when the Sounds open up the brand-new First Tennessee Park in North Nashville for their 38th season of competition. Season tickets are available now by calling 615-690-HITS or by visiting the Greer Stadium administrative offices.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS FARM SYSTEM

Level Team League 2014 Record Finish

Triple-A Nashville *** Pacific Coast 79 65 .549 4th

Double-A Midland Texas 77 63 .550 3rd/3rd

Advanced-A Stockton California 85 55 .607 4th/1st

Low-A Beloit Midwest 55 84 .396 15th/16th

Short-Season Vermont New York-Penn 33 43 .434 T-12th

Rookie AZL Athletics Arizona 27 28 .491 7th

2014 Totals 356 355 .501

*** Athletics' Triple-A team was located in Sacramento, Calif. in 2014

OAKLAND ATHLETICS TOP 10 PROSPECTS (as rated by MLB.com)

Name, Pos. 2014 Team(s) 2014 Statistics

1.Daniel Robertson, ss Stockton (A+) .310, 15 HRs, 60 RBIs in 132G

2.Matthew Olson, 1b Stockton (A+) .262, 37 HRs, 97 RBIs in 138G

3.Renato Nunez, 3b Stockton (A+) .279, 29 HRs, 96 RBIs in 124G

4.Matt Chapman, 3b Beloit (A-), AZL (R) .246, 5 HRs, 20 RBIs in 54G

5.Dylan Overton, lhp Vermont (R+), AZL (R) 0-3, 1.95 ERA in 37.0 IP

6.Chad Pinder, 2b Stockton (A+) .288, 13 HRs, 55 RBIs in 94G

7.Raul Alcantara, rhp Midland (AA) 2-0, 2.29 ERA in 19.2 IP

8.Seth Streich, rhp Stockton (A+) 9-6, 3.16 ERA in 114.0 IP

9.Max Muncy, 1b/3b Midland (AA) .264, 7 HRs, 63 RBIs in 122G

10. Bruce Maxwell, c Midland (AA), Stockton (A+) .243, 6 HRs, 37 RBIs in 104G

NASHVILLE SOUNDS AFFILIATE HISTORY

Years Major League Affiliate (Level) Record

1978-1979 Cincinnati Reds (AA) 147-138 (.516)

1980-1984 New York Yankees (AA) 417-306 (.577)

1985-1986 Detroit Tigers (AAA) 139-144 (.491)

1987-1992 Cincinnati Reds (AAA) 429-433 (.498)

1993-1997 Chicago White Sox (AAA) 383-334 (.534)

1998-2004 Pittsburgh Pirates (AAA) 490-504 (.493)

2005-2014 Milwaukee Brewers (AAA) 723-713 (.503)

OVERALL (37 seasons) 2,728-2,572 (.515)

Nashville Sounds- Take Me Out to The Ballgame!

The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club is a minor league baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), and the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, the team earned its name from the city's association with the music industry. The Sounds play home games at Herschel Greer Stadium, which opened in 1978 and holds 10,300 fans. The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club offers a family-friendly atmosphere for fans of all ages to come and enjoy good company, good food, and a good game. Come cheer on the Sounds!

The Nashville Sounds' mascot is a cougar named Ozzie. He has yellow fur and wears the same style of uniform as the team, but with no hat. In addition to the team's current home and alternate uniforms, he also wears Sounds home uniforms from the past few seasons. Ozzie has been the team's mascot since 1997.

Of the 855 players to appear in at least one game for the Nashville Sounds since 1978, over 500 of them have gone on to play in the major leagues and 39 Sounds players have been named to their league's post-season All-Star unit. The Sounds have retired two numbers in their history: outfielder Skeeter Barnes' #00 and first baseman Don Mattingly's #18. Jackie Robinson's #42 is also officially retired throughout professional baseball per the decree of MLB commissioner Bud Selig on April 15, 1997.

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Sounds Unveil 2015 Schedule

Home Opener Slated For April 17th At First Tennessee Park

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Sounds announced their 2015 playing schedule today and will host 72 games during their inaugural season at state-of-the-art First Tennessee Park in North Nashville.

Nashville kicks off the Pacific Coast League season on Thursday, April 9th in Colorado Springs as part of a season-opening, eight-game road trip before beginning its 2015 home slate in Music City on Friday, April 17th, also against Colorado Springs. The Sounds will conclude the season with a road trip, playing their final home contest on Thursday, September 3rd.

The 2015 home schedule includes 11 homestands and 34 weekend dates (Fri.-Sun.) during what is sure to be another fun-filled summer at the ballpark.

Game times at First Tennessee Park will remain the same as previous seasons in Nashville. Monday through Friday games will begin at 7:05 p.m., Saturday games will begin at 6:35 p.m., and Sundays will start at 2:05 p.m. through June 21st and at 6:35 p.m. from June 28th through the end of the season.

The Pacific Coast League continues its use of an unbalanced 144-game schedule format in 2015.

The Sounds will play 16 games (eight home, eight away) against teams in the American Conference. Nashville will host each of the four Pacific Conference Southern Division teams – Albuquerque, El Paso, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake – in four-game series at First Tennessee Park. The Sounds will travel to each of the four Pacific Northern clubs – Fresno, Reno, Sacramento, and Tacoma – for four-game sets.

Season tickets packages for First Tennessee Park are currently on sale. Stop by the Sounds' administrative offices at Greer Stadium or visit the team’s website at nashvillesounds.com to order or for further details.

To view a virtual tour or a live construction camera of First Tennessee Park or to gain further information on the Sounds' new home ballpark, please visit firsttennesseepark.com .

Individual game tickets will be available for purchase in March.

The 2015 season will be the Sounds’ 18th year in the Pacific Coast League and their first as the Oakland Athletics' top affiliate. The 2015 promotional schedule and road game times will be released at a later date.

2015 NASHVILLE SOUNDS SCHEDULE

(road game times to be released at a later date)

4/9 Thu at Colo. Springs

4/10 Fri at Colo. Springs

4/11 Sat at Colo. Springs

4/12 Sun at Colo. Springs

4/13 Mon at Oklahoma City

4/14 Tue at Oklahoma City

4/15 Wed at Oklahoma City

4/16 Thu at Oklahoma City

4/17 Fri COLO. SPRINGS 7:05 pm

4/18 Sat COLO. SPRINGS 6:35 pm

4/19 Sun COLO. SPRINGS 2:05 pm

4/20 Mon COLO. SPRINGS 7:05 pm

4/21 Tue OKLAHOMA CITY 7:05 pm

4/22 Wed OKLAHOMA CITY 7:05 pm

4/23 Thu OKLAHOMA CITY 7:05 pm

4/24 Fri OKLAHOMA CITY 7:05 pm

4/25 Sat at New Orleans

4/26 Sun at New Orleans

4/27 Mon at New Orleans

4/28 Tue at New Orleans

4/29 Wed OFF DAY

4/30 Thu at Round Rock

5/1 Fri at Round Rock

5/2 Sat at Round Rock

5/3 Sun at Round Rock

5/4 Mon IOWA 7:05 pm

5/5 Tue IOWA 7:05 pm

5/6 Wed IOWA 7:05 pm

5/7 Thu IOWA 7:05 pm

5/8 Fri ROUND ROCK 7:05 pm

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Sounds Announce 2015 Coaching Staff

Steve Scarsone Named 26th Manager In Team History

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Sounds coaching staff for the 2015 season was named today by the Oakland Athletics and it features a veteran manager with a pair of personnel additions from Double-A.

Steve Scarsone will join the Sounds as manager and becomes the 26th manager in the team's 38-year franchise history. It will be his seventh season in the Oakland organization. His coaching staff will consist of pitching coach Don Schulze, hitting coach Webster Garrison, trainer Brad LaRosa and strength coach Terence Brannic

The 48-year old Scarsone started coaching with the Arizona organization in 2001 and spent two years as a manager in the minors. He then stepped away from baseball for several years, before entering 2009 as the manager for Oakland’s Single-A team. He worked his way through Advanced-A Stockton (2010) and Double-A Midland (2011-12) in the years ahead, before being named manager for Triple-A Sacramento in 2013. This year will mark the third consecutive season he will manage Oakland’s top minor league affiliate.

Scarsone compiled a .549 winning percentage over the last two years at Triple-A, posting a 79-65 record in both campaigns. Scarsone holds an all-time mark of 568-554 (.506) and has posted winning records in five of his eight seasons as a manager.

The Anaheim, Calif. native featured a 14-year playing career and made his Major League debut on May 15, 1992 with the Philadelphia Phillies. He appeared in the PCL during his playing days for parts of three seasons, including Triple-A Vancouver in 1998.

Schulze was named the Sounds’ pitching coach for 2015 after having served in the same capacity at Double-A Midland the last four years. He broke into the A’s organization back in 2006 and has coached at virtually every level of the minors.

Schulze spent a pair of seasons with Kane County (2007-08) and Stockton (2009-10) before landing with Midland in 2011. The pitching numbers improved every year under his watch at Double-A. After recording the second-worst earned run average (4.92) in the Texas League during 2011, the RockHounds progressed each season and finished 2014 with a 3.71 ERA, tied for second-best.

The 52-year old was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the first round (11th pick) of the 1980 amateur draft. After making his Major League debut with the Cubbies on September 13, 1983, Schulze went on to appear with five different MLB teams over the span of an 11-year playing career.

Garrison was named Nashville’s hitting coach for the upcoming campaign. He enters his 15th year with Oakland as either a manger or a coach, the longest tenure of any on the staff.

Garrison had spent 10 seasons at Midland serving as a player-coach, manager and hitting coach. He was a part of championship years in 2005, 2009 and 2014 and possessed a 147-133 record during the two seasons he managed the ballclub (2004, 2008). Overall, the Louisiana native has accrued a 534-522 managerial record throughout four different minor league levels.

The 49-year old was selected in the second round of the 1983 amateur draft by Toronto. He compiled a 16-year playing career and made his Major League debut with Oakland on August 2, 1996.

Brad LaRosa will return to Oakland’s top minor league affiliate for his eighth season as athletic trainer. Prior to joining the Athletics, he spent five seasons at Double-A with St. Louis (2005-07) and Miami (2003-04).

LaRosa has been recognized with several different accolades and awards, including the PBATS Minor League Trainer of the Year in 2007. He is a certified member of the National Athletics Trainer Association and the Illinois Athletics Trainer Association. LaRosa obtained both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in kinesiology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Terence Brannic will enter his first season as the strength and conditioning coach at the Triple-A level. He began in the Athletics’ organization in 2013 and spent the past two years at Midland. Brannic will be responsible for all the day-to-day conditioning responsibilities of the club.

The Sounds’ 2015 home opener will be played on Friday, April 17. Season tickets packages for First Tennessee Park are currently on sale. Call 615-690-HITS or visit the team’s website at www.nashvillesounds.com to order or for further details.

Steve Scarsone’s Managerial Record

 

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