E. S. Rose Park

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E.S. Rose Park
Location 1000 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee, USA[1]
Coordinates 36°08′34″N 86°46′59″W / 36.142867°N 86.78297°W / 36.142867; -86.78297Coordinates: 36°08′34″N 86°46′59″W / 36.142867°N 86.78297°W / 36.142867; -86.78297
Owner Nashville Metro Parks & Recreation Board[1]
Capacity Baseball = 750
Soccer/Track & FIeld = 300
Softball = 250
Field size 330 ft. (LF), 400 ft. (CF), 330 ft. (RF) (baseball)[2]
Acreage 25 acres
Surface Artificial turf (baseball and soccer); Natural grass (softball)
Construction
Renovated 2010-2011
Tenants
Belmont Bruins baseball, softball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's track & field (NCAA D1 OVC) (2011-present)
Nashville Metros (2012)

E.S. Rose Park is a baseball, softball, soccer, and track & field venue in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. It is home to the Belmont Bruins baseball, softball, men's and women's soccer, and men's and women's track & field teams of the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference. It is located approximately five minutes from Belmont University's main campus. The city-owned park was renovated extensively in 2010-2011.[1]

History[edit]

Prior to the renovation of Rose Park, Belmont's outdoor sports programs used a variety of facilities around Nashville, including Shelby Park and Herschel Greer Stadium in the case of the baseball team.[3] The soccer teams played on campus at the Whitten Soccer Complex.[4] In 2007, the university began to explore options for a new, multi-use athletic facility in Nashville's Edgehill neighborhood. The proposals met with resistance from residents of the neighborhood, who cited concerns about noise, increased traffic levels, and the loss of park use for local residents. Belmont responded with promises to share access to the facility.[5][6] After years of discussions, the neighborhood agreed to the facility's construction, and the university agreed to create scholarships for Edgehill residents and to help sponsor local baseball and softball leagues. Between 2010 and 2011, the park underwent $8 million in renovations.[1]

The park opened in April 2011. Belmont's softball team won Rose Park's first game, 1-0 over North Florida, on April 8, 2011.[7][8] The Belmont baseball team lost its first-ever game in the facility, 7-5 to Austin Peay, on April 26, 2011.[9]

Other uses[edit]

Local baseball, softball, and soccer leagues also use Rose Park.[10] The Nashville Metros, a local soccer club with 24 years of history, played their final season at Rose Park before folding after their 2012 season.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "E.S. Rose Park". Belmont.PrestoSports.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Belmont Baseball 2012 Quick Facts". Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Belmont Baseball v. Kennesaw State". NowPlayingNashville.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Directions to Whitten Soccer Complex". Belmont.PrestoSports.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Ulrich, Elizabeth (10 May 2007). "Rumble in Rose Park: Edgehill Loses Round One of Its Battle to Keep Belmont University Out of Its Neighborhood". NashvilleScene.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Wilson, Brian (13 December 2010). "Proposal Could Halt Rose Park Renovation". BelmontVision.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "2011 Softball Game Results". Belmont.PrestoSports.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Opening Day at Rose Park Gallery". Belmont.PrestoSports.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Baseball Falls to Austin Peay Tuesday Night". Belmont.PrestoSports.com. 26 April 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Soccer: Spring 2012 Schedule". NashvilleSportsLeagues.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 16 May 2012.