Herschel Greer Stadium is a minor league baseball park in Nashville,
Tennessee, approximately two miles (3 km) south of downtown. Opened in
1978, the stadium was named for Herschel Lynn Greer, a prominent
Nashville businessman and the first president of the Nashville Vols
minor league baseball team. It is home to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds
of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and can seat 10,300 people. It has
been the site of three minor league all-star games, eight no-hit games,
including one perfect game, and a 24-inning game which tied the record
for the longest game in PCL history. In 1993 and 1994, it also served
as the home ballpark for the Double-A Southern League's Nashville
Xpress. Greer is one of the oldest stadiums used by a Triple-A team,
and it now falls well below professional baseball's standards for a
stadium at that class level. It has been the subject of numerous
upgrades and repairs to keep it functioning long enough for the Sounds
to secure a deal for a new ballpark.
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