The sports landscape of Nashville brings another dimension to the Music City

Nashville is widely recognized around the world for its music scene and more specifically, for the country music industry that contributes almost 6 billion dollars to the local economy according to research by the Recording Industry Association of America.

But the city baptized as Music City has another source of interest that awakens passions week in and week out in its inhabitants: Sports.

Nashville people are as fond of their professional sports teams as they are of music. Currently, there are many professional and college-level teams in the city that gather thousands of fans every year in their stadiums.

Let’s take a look at the offer of sports entertainment in the city of Nashville:

Nashville SC:

The youngest franchise in this list, the Nashville Soccer Club joined Major League Soccer in 2020 and the club has risen to amazing levels in such a short time.

Currently, the team qualified for the MLS playoffs as a third seed in the Eastern conference and holds better records this season than teams with the history of the New York Red Bulls, Atlanta United or the New York FC. 

The team roster includes foreign stars such as Hany Mukhtar, an attacking midfielder from Germany that has scored 16 goals this season and is carrying the team’s hopes for the playoffs. Johnder Cádiz is another designated player of the franchise that has recently been called up to the Venezuelan national team for the upcoming fixtures of the World Cup Qualifiers in South America.

Next season, Nashville will be playing in the Western conference due to the arrival of Charlotte FC who will play in the East. Nashville will also inaugurate next season the Fairgrounds Stadium, a soccer-specific arena that will hold 30,000 spectators.

Tennessee Titans:

The NFL franchise was born as the Houston Oilers in 1960 but moved to Tennessee in 1997. The Titans are known for the famous Music City Miracle in 1999, one of the most memorable moments in NFL history when a player scored a 75-yard kickoff return in the closing seconds of a game to claim victory over Buffalo. It seems as this inspired the team to reach the Super Bowl final in 2000, but only to lose against the St. Louis Rams, as they were short of 1 yard of scoring the touchdown that would have tied the game.

Currently, bettors are exploring the best betting sites that offer NFL bets and placing their stakes on the Titans for this season. It’s possible to find the best odds for a great number of sports disciplines that include the NFL in sites that offer instant cashouts, mobile compatibility, and live betting which are essential for an optimal betting experience. The best betting sites support international currencies and have customer support to assist bettors 24/7.

With a current record of 7-2, the Titans are climbing their way on the bookmakers’ list, so the city of Nashville can hopefully start preparing the Nissan Stadium for a long season in the NFL that could end in obtaining a ticket for the Super Bowl in Inglewood.

Nashville Predators:

The Predators were introduced into the National Hockey League in 1998 and succeeded to reach the playoffs for the first time in 2004. The golden era of the team began in 2014 when coach Peter Laviolette changed the course of the franchise by introducing an offensive style to a franchise known for its defensive mindset. The result was a Stanley Cup final and the victory in a Presidents’ Trophy final in 2018.

Nashville Sounds:

The sounds are a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Milwaukee Brewers. The team won six consecutive division titles between 1979 and 1984 and brought the largest attendances in the Double-A Southern League from 1978 to 1985.

The Sounds have been a farmer club for up to eight MLB teams that included the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees. The name of the franchise is the most explicit association to the musical scene of the city.

Vanderbilt Commodores:

Basketball, baseball, and football are the main sports in Vanderbilt University.

The baseball team won the 2019 and 2014 College World Series, while the basketball section appeared in 15 NCAA tournaments, the last one being in 2017. 

The Commodores football team participated in three Bowl games, winning one, drawing one and losing the remaining. The most notable player of the last years was Jay Cutler, drafted in 2006 and later playing for the Denver Broncos.