Believe in Music City Baseball

For the Love of the Game



Our nation's favorite past time has long been part of our DNA in Nashville and Tennessee. Thus, Music City Baseball is committed to securing a conditional agreement from Major League Baseball for an expansion franchise.

Our goal is to have a proposal presented to Major League Baseball owners and its' executives in 2022 and have the first pitch in Music City by Spring 2024.

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The Nashville Stars



Baseball has always been in the fabric of Music City. The Nashville Stars were a minor league team that played in the Negro Major Leagues beginning in the mid-late 1940’s to the early 1950’s, with their home games located at Sulphur Dell.

Through a partnership with The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and Music City Baseball, the Nashville Stars will be the first MLB team to officially use a team name from this era of baseball.

The long-term vision is a successful Major League Baseball franchise that in part honors the tradition and history of baseball in Nashville and Tennessee, acknowledges the historical role of baseball in our nation and society, and utilizes this project in part to embrace diversity.

Join The Statewide Initiative



Music City Baseball’s objective is to build the case that our great city can support a MLB expansion franchise and the work begins now for Tennesseans to make this a reality.

The foundation of this initiative is one that places strong emphasis on baseball, families, community and entertainment. More than just believing in the vision of MLB in Nashville, we believe in the spirit and song of Nashville.

Sign up to join our community and be the first to learn even more about our statewide initiative, the Nashville Stars and lend your voice to the movement. It's time for Music City Baseball.


Frequently Asked Questions



Below is a list of frequently asked questions about the Music City Baseball campaign and MLB expansion.


Nashville/Middle Tennessee has loved baseball for a long time. With Nashville’s growth and possible Major League Baseball expansion, we believe now is the time. Baseball is in our DNA. Our foundation is the love of baseball, opportunity and inclusion.

The Nashville Stars.

It ties into our baseball history. The name pays tribute to several Negro League baseball teams that played games in Nashville in the 1940s and we want to honor that legacy. Plus, Nashville is known for our stars in music, entertainment and sports.

We have a strong working relationship with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The museum supports our efforts to secure a Major League franchise in Nashville because we recognize the contributions of the Negro Leagues to baseball and to American society.

We’re looking at a three to five-year process. This will give us time to lay the foundation to be ready when Major League Baseball decides to expand.