First Tennessee Park is a baseball park in downtown Nashville,
Tennessee, in the United States. It opened in 2015 as the home of the
Triple-A Nashville Sounds of the Pacific Coast League. It was built on
the site of the former Sulphur Dell, a minor league ballpark in use from
1870 to 1963. The design of the park incorporates imagery inspired by
country music, Sulphur Dell, and the city's former baseball players and
teams. Its most distinctive feature is its guitar-shaped scoreboard.
During construction of the park, artifacts dating to around 1150 were
uncovered; these are now on permanent display in the Tennessee State
Museum's Mississippian Period exhibit. Archaeologists believe them to be
the remnants of a workshop in a Native American settlement where mineral
water from underground springs was boiled to collect salt. The park is
on a flood plain of the Cumberland River that flooded in 2010.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Tennessee_Park>
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a Muslim state on the Indian subcontinent, was founded in Dhaka.
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