Sports in Nashville: Everything You Need to Know About Going to a Summer Game

Relatively new to Nashville, the Nashville SC team has taken the city by storm, giving locals just another thing to be proud about. As the city continues to grow, it comes as no surprise that professional sports in the city are nothing to be trifled with. And with a new stadium, the Nashville Sounds are home to one of the best spots to spend an evening outdoors in the city—while catching a game, of course.  

When the Nashville Predators won the Stanley Cup in 2017, those who weren’t already involved in Music City sports were suddenly invested. Though we don’t judge those bandwagon fans (the more the merrier!), we’ve put together a simple, beginner-friendly guide to viewing professional sports during the summer season, and how to be a proper fan. 

Don’t stop with just these two teams—Nashville SC and the Nashville Sounds. It won’t be long before the Nashville Titans return for their new season in early September. But for now, we’ll get you started with what’s current this summer when it comes to sports. 

Here is everything you need to know about going to a summer game in Nashville.

Nashville SC

In the most recent news, Nashville SC star Hany Mukhtar scored the fastest hat trick in Major League Soccer (MLS) history. With lovable players like Mukhtar and Randall Leal, it won’t take long for even a soccer newbie to fall in love with Music City’s soccer team. 

Matches are currently taking place at Nissan stadium while a brand new soccer stadium is being built near Nashville’s fairgrounds. If you’re ready to jump in with both feet, 2022 season tickets will be on sale shortly for the new stadium. All 2021 members will receive priority when it comes to selecting seats. With 30,000 seats, this will be the largest soccer-specific stadium in the U.S.

In the meantime, you can get access to current memberships or single game tickets here.

Dress in your yellow and navy, grab a pint, and get ready to get loud. Soccer games are rowdy, entertaining, and just what this city needs. At every game, enjoy a Gibson guitar riff, team spirit by Tempo the Coyote, and fireworks for goals scored. 

Check out the schedule to see who Nashville SC is playing next. And for all soccer fans, Nashville’s Nissan stadium will host the Fifa World Cup Qualifier Match USA vs. Canada on September 5 at 7pm CT. Learn more here

Nashville Sounds

Just recently announced, the Nashville Sounds will add 10 games to their 2021 schedule for the Triple-A Final Stretch, meaning they’ll finish the season with 5 additional home games. For Nashville locals who need a refresher, the Minor League Baseball team is currently 38-22 and owns the third-best record in the league. 

First Horizon Park, the Sounds’ fairly new stadium, features The Band Box, a 4,000-square-foot outdoor bar and restaurant located in the right field. Catch the game and enjoy ping pong, corn hole, mini golf, giant Jenga, connect four pop-a-shot and shuffleboard. The bar itself serves up craft beers on tap, frozen whiskey and coke, and the frozen Field of Dreamsicles—as well as a full service bar. For food, dig into Smoked Chicken Nachos or the Band Box Dog, created by Chef Trevor Moran (the former chef of The Catbird Seat). 

Access all Sounds tickets here and view the season schedule on their website.

For a unique experience, head to Germantown’s new Third and Home for dining with a view of the baseball field. Get an up-close view of First Horizon Park on this 1,500-square-foot beer patio while enjoying classic bites and local drafts. 

Whatever sport intrigues your interest, be sure to catch at least one game from the Nashville Sounds and Nashville SC. And stay tuned to find out what’s current this fall season as we share all the details on viewing the Titans and Predators when they return.