Located in the shadow of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville, the 19-acre park is designed to complement the Tennessee Capitol Building. It gives visitors a taste of Tennessee’s history and natural wonders, and to serve as a lasting monument to Tennessee’s Bicentennial celebration in 1996.
The park is located a few blocks away from Sulphur Springs Bottom, the name given to Nashville’s recreational area after the city became Tennessee’s capitol. During the Civil War, Union soldiers first taught Nashville citizens how to play the “northern game” of baseball there. In 1870 the area was referred to as Athletic Park, and it was home to many amateur and semi-professional baseball teams.
- Balls struck over the right field waist high block wall fence on the fly are considered to be foul balls.
- Balls struck over the left field fence or directly into the ivy patch in left field while on the fly are considered to be foul balls.
- Balls struck over the right field fence, left field fence, or into the ivy on the bound shall be considered two-base hits.
- If a ball is overthrown into an inaccessible area or out of play, the runners will be allowed to advance one base.
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
600 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: (615) 741-5280