I went to Nashville this weekend to see the Sacramento River Cats play the Sounds. I always like getting to see new stadiums. I think this may have been the first Triple-A game I’ve been to and was a little underwhelmed at the stadium.
Having been to many Birmingham Barons (Double-A) games at the Hoover Met (and now the new Regions Field), I was expecting a step up from that, but it was really a step down. I know the Barons were at the Met for 25 years so it’s not exactly new, but it’s a much nicer stadium than Nashville’s.
These pictures were taken from Section J, right behind the first base dugout, which is where the visitors sit.
There are a few seats and a picnic area behind right field, but you can’t go behind center and left field. (The tan metal building apparently houses the locker rooms. After the games, I saw players from both teams walking that way dragging equipment bags.)
The whole thing reminded me of the stadium in Bull Durham.
Having said all of that, there was nothing wrong with the stadium. Friendly, helpful staff and we had a great time – but it really made me appreciate the facilities we’ve got in Birmingham.