Where is First Tennessee Park?
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First Tennessee Park is located just north of downtown Nashville at the historic site of Nashville baseball, Sulphur Dell. Located between 3rd Avenue North and 5th Avenue North, the ballpark is a short walk from many of the sites and buildings in downtown.
Where should I park for an event at First Tennessee Park?
There are approximately 6,000 parking spaces within a half- mile walk from First Tennessee Park. Free and paid parking are available within this area. Please note that State Parking Lots are NOT available Monday through Friday before 5:30 p.m.
For a complete list of private paid parking lots, please visit: www.parkitdowntown.com/sounds.
Fans are encouraged to park at the State Parking Garage located on Harrison Street between 5th Avenue North and 4th Avenue North. This garage accommodates up to 1,000 vehicles. There will be a fee associated with this garage. The parking garage is NOT available Monday through Friday before 5:30 p.m.
Please note that on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays the garage will be locked approximately one hour after the conclusion of the game. On Saturdays and Sundays, the garage will open approximately two hours before the start of the Sounds game. On Mondays, the garage will open at 6 a.m.
Additional parking options include the following:
- Some employee parking lots owned by the State of Tennessee will be available to fans on game days for free. These lots are located on the west side of James Robertson Parkway. NOTE: The State of TN lots are NOT available Monday through Friday before 5:30 p.m. Vehicles should not be left overnight.
- Paid parking will be available in private lots around First Tennessee Park. Information regarding these lots may be found at www.parkitdowntown.com/sounds.
- ADA parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the corner of Fifth Avenue North and Harrison Street for persons with state issued license plate, placard or decal. NOTE: The State of TN lots are NOT available Monday through Friday before 5:30 p.m.
- Fans should park in these designated areas. Metro Police will station officers throughout the ballpark vicinity to provide general traffic assistance and control for both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
What about public transportation?
The Music City Circuit, a free downtown circulator operated by Metro Transit Authority, will drop off fans at the Fifth Avenue North and Harrison Street drop-off area at the ballpark. Downtown and Gulch-area residents and workers who ride the Blue and Green Circuits will find this option convenient. These buses run approximately every 15 minutes with the last bus running approximately an hour after the end of the game. In addition to current Monday through Saturday service, the Music City Circuit will also run on Sundays throughout the spring and summer to accommodate Sunday games.
Fans can ride a city bus to the Music City Central transit station and either walk or ride the Music City Circuit to the ballpark. Information about bus routes is at http://nashvillemta.org/.
What about ADA parking options?
All of the parking lots listed on the traffic and parking map have ADA spaces available. NOTE: The State of TN lots are NOT available Monday through Friday before 5:30 p.m.
In addition to these parking options, additional ADA parking will be provided in a lot on a first-come, first-served basis at 5th & Harrison. While these parking spaces do not have access aisles, they will be available for free to persons with a state issued disabled person license plate, placard, or decal. This lot is colored purple on the traffic and parking map. NOTE: The State of TN lots are NOT available Monday through Friday before 5:30 p.m.
What are my walking and biking options to the stadium?
Walking and biking are encouraged to the stadium. A greenway will flank the ballpark and connect to the Cumberland River Greenway. And, of course, there are plenty of sidewalks connecting the ballpark to destinations downtown and beyond.
Nashville's BCycle is the city's bike-share program. Hop on a BCycle and pedal to the BCycle station at First Tennessee Park. More information at www.nashville.bcycle.com.
I'm a Sounds season ticket member or suite holder. Where should I park?
We have two dedicated lots for suite holders and season ticket members. Parking information will be provided to you by your Sounds account manager.