Nashville has historically been known as the Music City. But lately you may have seen the phrases Smashville, Titan Up, and Stand With Us floating around your social media feeds. With the population and tourist numbers growing, Nashville has become a target city for both sports teams — and sports fans.
So. How can you get it on this action and enjoy the exciting sports scene the city has offer? I would love to help you out!
Nashville Sporting Events
The Nashville Predators were founded in 1998. However, Nashville has evolved as a hockey city over the last few years with the exciting playoff and championship runs. They play their games in Bridgestone arena, downtown Nashville. To view schedules, purchase tickets and find the latest team information and promotions on the NHL Predators website. For game day tickets, military discounts, and Kroger-Plus member discounts are available.
If the Preds make the playoffs, watch parties are typically held on the big screen at Fifth + Broadway, across from the arena.
The Nashville Sounds are the city’s longest running sports team, found in 1978. With the addition of a new downtown stadium, opening in 2015, the venue has become a spring/summer family attraction! Be sure to check out the kids fun zone area while at the park, including a large slide, blow up chair and speed pitch.
Check out the schedule below for family-oriented group nights!
- Family Fun Day Sundays- Sundays through the remaining season; As always, it’s all about families on Sundays with children-focused giveaways throughout the season and postgame Kids Run the Bases presented by First Horizon.
- Tito’s Tail Waggin’ Tuesdays- Take your pup out to enjoy some family fun!
- Winning Wednesdays- Purchase a “Family 4-Pack“ of 4 Select section tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 fountain sodas to any Monday home game for just $44 when you show your Kroger Plus Card at the Sounds’ Box Office. Also, the first 1,000 guests are guaranteed a free prize or offer via scratch-off. The promotion culminates at the end of the game, where fans will have the opportunity to runs the bases postgame if the Sounds come away with the victory.
- Throwback Thursdays
- Fireworks Fridays- enjoy a fireworks show after the game
- September 17, 2022- First Responders Night
Visit the Sounds page at for schedules, promotions and tickets!
The Tennessee Titans football program moved to Nashville in 1998. The Titans are heavily involved in the community with many events geared toward families and kids. Be sure and follow their website or download the app for the latest events. They are known to open up community events throughout the year, and as it gets closer to season kickoff.
The Titans recently have joined forces with Metro Nashville Public Schools to to bring an interscholastic girls flag football league to Nashville and Davidson County. The MNPS league will take place in Spring 2023 and feature 15 schools in its first year. Schools participating and the schedule structure for the season will be announced at a later time.
The Titans have a long-standing commitment to developing youth football across its region. Throughout the season, the team honors High School Coach of the Week and Coach of the Year recipients and hosts the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards every fall. Recently, the team awarded over $350,000 in grants to youth football organizations across the state.
Follow the Titans online at for all news, promotions and to purchase tickets!
Nashville Soccer Club
This is the latest addition to our town, with a brand new stadium bringing lots of fun. Nashville SC brings new opportunities to the area for families to enjoy professional soccer. GEODIS Park is located at the historic Nashville Fairgrounds and is definitely worth a visit.
You can view the schedule and purchase tickets on the Nashville Soccer Club website.
If pro sports is not your thing, we do have a few universities around the area. Attending college sports is sometimes the more affordable option for your family. We have Vanderbilt University here in Nashville, located off the West End and Hillsboro neighborhoods. And just down I-24, in Murfreesboro, we have Middle Tennessee State University. They have great athletic programs, ranging from football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis, track and field…the list goes on and on! Some of these events are free, while others are very inexpensive. This is a great way to get involved with your community universities!