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Several Groups Eyeing Greer Property Potential -- Sky Arnold

The proposal to build a new stadium for the Nashville Sounds in Sulphur Dell is bringing discussion what to do with the Sounds' old stadium.

The property that Greer Stadium stands on is own by Metro Government and there are two groups that have interest in it.

Larry Carter's group the Guns of Fort Negley is among them.

Every year the group puts on a historic re-enactment of the Battle of Nashville at Fort Negley.

Carter says the adjacent property at Greer would come in handy.

"We're kind of limited now what we can do with our cannons and what we can do with our infantry. If we get the extra space next door we can portray the Battle of Nashville in the way it should be," said Carter.

A previous study recommended using the land for historical re-enactments if the Sounds ever moved but the section of South Nashville has changed since then.

Ryan Schemmel is among the new business owners moving into the neighborhood.

He says a lot of residents here want some type of park on the property.

"Not  something that's used once a week once a month, a place they can go in their downtime," said Schemmel.
It's possible the land could encompass both ideas or something else.

Metro Parks Director Tommy Lynch says his department will probably seek out public imput and he says using the property for youth baseball isn't out of the question either.

"What won't go there is something other than park property it will not be used for private development in any shape or fashion," said Lynch.