The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club saw 52,953 fans pass through the gates of First Tennessee Park during its opening homestand - the most in all of Minor League Baseball.
The opening homestand, which went from April 11-17, was cut short by one game after last night's postponed contest against Colorado Springs. Despite the lost game, Nashville is number one in total attendance out of the 122 full-season clubs in Minor League Baseball.
Over 18,000 beers, 6,400 hot dogs and sausages, 5,600 sodas, 4,200 bottles of water, 3,900 frozen drinks at The Band Box, and 1,600 orders of hot chicken tenders were sold at the concession stands.
"The best fans in Minor League Baseball reside in Nashville, Tennessee, and they really showed it over the course of our first homestand," said Sounds General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Adam Nuse. "Our fan experience wouldn't be possible without their enthusiasm and passion for Sounds baseball and First Tennessee Park."
After an eight-game road trip beginning tonight, the Sounds return to First Tennessee Park from April 27-May 1. All five games are expected to be near sellouts.
The 2017 season is the Sounds' 40th in franchise history and their third as the Oakland Athletics' top affiliate. Season ticket memberships are available now by calling (615) 690-4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com.
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