If the weather is questionable, what do I do?
IF IT IS RAINING BEFORE THE GAME...
First, it is helpful to keep in mind that there are many instances when it may be raining in some parts of Nashville but it may not be raining at the ballpark.
Please note that the decision to postpone a game due to weather is typically made close to the game's scheduled start time. Team officials pay close attention to the weather leading up to game time and make every effort to keep the field ready for play. Unless the weather prior to game time is particularly severe or the forecast reveals that inclement weather is inevitable, team officials will plan to play the game as scheduled.
There are two different ways you can check on the status of a Sounds game:
1. Listen to ALT 97.5 FM on the radio
ALT 97.5 FM is the flagship radio station for the Nashville Sounds. If the game is postponed due to inclement weather, ALT 97.5 FM will make an announcement.
2. Follow the Sounds' Twitter feed (@nashvillesounds) or check the Sounds' home page at www.nashvillesounds.com
If the game is postponed due to inclement weather, the main story on the Sounds' home page will be the announcement that the game is postponed.
The Sounds ask for your patience and encourage you to use the two methods described above to check on the status of the game. If none of the above announce that the game has been postponed, you may assume that every attempt will be made to play the game as scheduled.
IF IT BEGINS TO RAIN DURING THE GAME...
If it starts to rain while a game is in progress, the grounds crew will cover the field if it is necessary to keep the playing surface suitable for play. The game will then enter a rain delay. During this time, team officials and Pacific Coast League umpires will pay close attention to the weather and the forecast for the remainder of the game. After a reasonable amount of time, the umpires will decide if the weather has improved and is suitable for play or if the game should be declared a rainout.
If the teams have played five innings or more (or if the Sounds are leading after four and a half innings of play) and a rainout is declared, the game is considered an official game. In other words, the game is finished, the game has a final score, and play will not continue at a later date. On the other hand, if a game is rained out before being declared an official game, you should hold onto your tickets, since they can be redeemed for tickets to a future game (see below).
Rainout Ticket Policy
In the event of a rainout, your ticket will be good for any 2017 regular season game and may be exchanged at the First Tennessee Park Box Office for a ticket of equal or lesser value, subject to availability. Please understand that the Sounds will not give any cash refunds. No exchanges will be made for complimentary tickets. There are no rain check privileges associated with the second game of a doubleheader.
If a game is called due to inclement weather or other circumstances after five innings have been played, a game is considered "official." In this case, there will be no ticket exchanges.
Rain Policy Terminology
A rain delay is when the game is officially delayed after the scheduled start time. Play will continue later that day. Tickets cannot be exchanged in the event of a rain delay.
A game that is rained out or postponed will not be played that day due to inclement weather. When this happens, the game is usually rescheduled into a doubleheader the next time the two teams meet.
In the event of a rainout or postponement, your ticket will be good for any remaining 2017 regular season game and may be exchanged at the First Tennessee Park box office for a ticket of equal or lesser value, subject to availability.