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January 21, 2022

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Nashville Sounds Go Cashless, Will Soon Allow Near 100% Capacity

Team will play at 40% capacity for season opener against Memphis Redbirds on May 11.

The Nashville Sounds, in conjunction with the Metro Public Health Department and Mayor John Cooper’s office, have announced starting Friday, May 14, First Horizon Park will be open to near 100 percent capacity.

According to a team release, First Horizon Park will operate near a 40 percent capacity level for the Sounds Opening Day against the Memphis Redbirds on Tuesday, May 11, and for the home games on May 12 and 13. Fans will be permitted to purchase any remaining tickets for home games from May 14-23, beginning on Monday, May 3, at 9 a.m.

“I would like to thank the Metro Public Health Department and Mayor Cooper for their consistent communication throughout this process,” Sounds co-owner Frank Ward said. “Secondly, on behalf of the entire Nashville Sounds organization, I’d like to thank our loyal fan base for their patience. Our season ticket members have been through an arduous process over the last year and we thank them for their commitment. We are thrilled to have baseball back at First Horizon Park.”

Despite the recent announcement for sporting events to open at 100 percent capacity, the Sounds will keep modified health and safety measures in place. Those measures include Major League Baseball’s policy of a player safety buffer zone that restricts the usage of front rows of sections closest to the playing field, dugouts and bullpens.

Additionally, the Sounds will keep four socially distanced sections for the entire 2021 season — sections 104, 113, 118 and 121. They will be a “pod style” seating area only with tickets available in groups of two, four or six. All tickets in socially distanced sections are subject to availability.

Other changes at First Horizon Park include the entire ballpark going cashless for payment options. If fans bring only cash to First Horizon Park, they can purchase pre-loaded $20 Visa gift cards at Advanced Tickets located next to Guest Services near section 114. The gift cards can be used anywhere at First Horizon Park and can be used at any outside business that accept Visa cards. 

First Horizon Park will also allow only clear bags to enter through the gates in 2021. Exceptions include diaper bags and small handheld clutches and purses. As required by Major League Baseball’s Fan Attendance Policies for 2021, facial coverings are required for individuals ages 2 and older until further notice. Attendees will be required to wear facial coverings at First Horizon Park when entering, exiting, and moving around the ballpark. Attendees may remove face coverings only while actively eating or drinking and while sitting in their assigned seating location.

FULL SCHEDULE

Nashville Sounds 2021 Schedule & Tickets | Nashville Guru

Listed below are the promotions for Nashville Sounds' season openers:

Tuesday, May 11 vs. Memphis – 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Opening Day postgame fireworks celebration.

Wednesday, May 12 vs. Memphis – 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • 2021 Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by FOX 17 News to the first 1,000 fans.

Thursday, May 13 vs. Memphis – 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • 2021 Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by FOX 17 News to the first 1,000 fans.
  • Throwback Thursday presented by Budweiser – the Sounds will wear throwback uniforms to commemorate the team’s original uniform style from 1978. Fans can purchase Pepsi fountain soda and Budweiser products at a discounted rate.

Friday, May 14 vs. Memphis – 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • The first game of the season near 100% capacity. Fans are permitted to purchase any available seat in the ballpark.
  • 2021 Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by FOX 17 News to the first 1,000 fans.

Saturday, May 15 vs. Memphis – 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • The Sounds celebrate Armed Forces Day by wearing specialty camouflage jerseys.

Sunday, May 16 vs. Memphis – 2:05 p.m.

  • Gates open at 1:00 p.m.
  • The first Johnny Cash Legends Wind-Up Racer giveaway to the first 750 fans presented by First Horizon.
  • Postgame Kids Run the Bases presented by First Horizon.

The second homestand of the season presented by Pepsi is from Tuesday, May 18 through Sunday, May 23. The Sounds welcome the Gwinnett Stripers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, to First Horizon Park for the first time in ballpark history.

Tuesday, May 18 vs. Gwinnett – 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19 v. Gwinnett – 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 20 vs. Gwinnett – 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • The first co-branded University of Tennessee apron giveaways presented by First Horizon to the first 500 fans.
  • Throwback Thursday presented by Budweiser – the Sounds will wear throwback uniforms to commemorate the team’s original uniform style from 1978. Fans can purchase Pepsi fountain soda and Budweiser products at a discounted rate.

Friday, May 21 vs. Gwinnett – 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • The first Reba McEntire Legends Wind-Up Racer giveaway to the first 750 fans presented by First Horizon.

Saturday, May 22 vs. Gwinnett – 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • The first Stainless Steel Tumbler giveaways presented by Middle Tennessee Hyundai Dealers to the first 500 fans.

Sunday, May 23 vs. Gwinnett – 2:05 p.m.

  • Gates open at 1:00 p.m.
  • The first Stars and Stripes Backpack giveaways presented by Advance Financial to the first 500 fans.
  • Postgame Kids Run the Bases presented by First Horizon.

Seniors and Military families can enjoy a $2.00 discount on single-game ticket prices at First Horizon Park. The offer is valid for four (4) tickets per I.D. (Seniors 55+ and government-issued military I.D. required at the Ticket Office). Subject to availability; no phone orders.

The Nashville Sounds are the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and play at First Horizon Park. Opening Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11 when the Sounds host the Memphis Redbirds at 6:35 p.m. For more ticket information, call 615-690-4487, or e-mail tickets@nashvillesounds.com.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.