FAQs: First Tennessee Park Traffic and Parking Plan


The Nashville Sounds new home, First Tennessee Park, opens Friday, April 17, 2015! 

Where is First Tennessee Park?

First Tennessee Park is located at the historic site of Nashville baseball, Sulphur Dell, between 3rd Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. The ballpark is a short walk from many downtown sites and buildings including Bicentennial Mall and the Nashville Farmers' Market.

How do I get to First Tennessee Park?

The ballpark is easily accessible via several routes. The best option is to use I-24 and exit onto either Jefferson Street (Exit 47/47A) or James Robertson Parkway/Main Street (Exit 48). After exiting I-24, drive across the Cumberland River toward downtown Nashville. This traffic and parking map and the information below explain the multiple parking options.

Where should I park for an event at First Tennessee Park?

There are over 6,000 parking spaces within a half-mile walk from First Tennessee Park. Free and paid parking are both available within this area.

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 and near the Nashville Farmer's Market. On weekdays, these lots will be available after 5:30 pm. Vehicles should not be left overnight.

Paid parking is also available in private lots around First Tennessee Park.

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 the Nashville MTA, will drop off fans at the Fifth Avenue North and Harrison Street drop-off area at the ballpark. Downtown and Gulch-area residents and employees 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. The Music City Circuit will run on Sundays to accommodate Sunday games.

Fans may also 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 available.

What about ADA parking options?

All of the parking lots listed on this traffic and parking map have ADA spaces available. Additional ADA parking will be provided in a surface 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.

What are my walking and biking options to the stadium?

Walking and biking to the stadium are encouraged. A greenway will flank the ballpark and connect to the Cumberland River Greenway. Also, there are plenty of sidewalks connecting the ballpark to destinations downtown and beyond.

Nashville B-cycle is the city’s bike-share program. Hop on a B-cycle at any of the 30 stations and pedal to the B-station located at First Tennessee Park. 24-hour access passes are $5. Unlimited rides of 60-minutes or less can be taken during that access period. 7-day, 30-day and annual memberships are also available.

I’m a season ticket holder or suite holder. Where should I park?

The Nashville Sounds will have additional parking information posted on their website.

Need more info?

Consult this parking and transportation map.