The Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, the Nashville Sounds is a minor league baseball team that plays their home games in First Tennessee Park. Opening in 2015, the 8,500-seat stadium features a unique guitar-shaped scoreboard that is capable of displaying a variety of graphics as well as in-game statistics. Located downtown, the park’s music and imagery are designed to connect the team with the city’s entertainment heritage. The I-40 Cup Series is the name for matchups between the Sounds and their main rivals, the Memphis Redbirds.
Founded in 1978, the team is named in honor of the city’s connection to the music industry.