13 Mar We are thrilled to announce the new plan for Greer Stadium.
Nashville Mayor David Briley on Tuesday proposed the demolition of Greer Stadium and the restoration of the land so it can be reincorporated into Fort Negley Park, ushering in a dramatic change of fate for the historic site just days into his new job.
In his first major proposal since taking office last week, Briley delivered music to the ears of historic preservationists, saying he plans to seek Metro Council approval for the estimated $1 million needed to demolish the dilapidated former minor league baseball stadium and start the process of restoring the land as a park.
It marks a swift reversal from the onetime position of his predecessor, former Mayor Megan Barry, who for most of the past year pushed a controversial plan to redevelop the Greer Stadium site into a mixed-use project called Cloud Hill. Barry retreated from those plans in January amid growing resistance.