NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Minor League Baseball announced that the Nashville Sounds was named the 2022 winner of the "Organization of the Year" Award.
Nashville Sounds, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, was honored the award which celebrates the overall achievements of the Minor League Baseball club which shows excellence across all business factors and in baseball operations.
Nominees from each league were chosen by their peers and were candidates for the overall awards including categories such as Executive of the Year award, Future Star award and the CommUNITY Champion award.
The award marks history for the Nashville Sounds, being the first time the franchise claimed the "Organization of the Year" award after 45 years of operating in the Minor Baseball League. The award was accepted by Nashville Sounds General Manager/COO Adam English.
We are grateful and humbled to be recognized with this award as it truly represents our entire organization...Our entire staff is extremely dedicated as we seek to provide the best possible experience at First Horizon Park to attendees and players alike. We are proud to share this award with our partners and the best fans in Minor League Baseball.
The Nashville Sounds set the record for the highest attendance in the Minor League Baseball with a total attendance of 555,576 guests attending games at Nashville's First Horizon Park. This makes the Nashville Sounds' average attendance per game 7,611 out of the 73 home games that occurred.
First Horizon Park's overall attendance this year saw an increase of more than 118,000 fans from 2021. It was also the eighth-highest single-season attendance in the 45-year history of the team.
They also set a club record for season ticket revenue, which topped the league's prior record by almost $700,000.
Additional accomplishments the Nashville Sounds had in 2022 include the following:
Nashville's attendance numbers could not have been possible without the countless ticket revenue records and support from the community. Nashville Sounds employees were more than 250 volunteer hours during the baseball season.
The Nashville Sounds Foundation raised more than $13,000 for nonprofits through specialty jersey auctions. The money raised went to nonprofits including American Cancer Society, Notes for Notes, Conexión Américas, the MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
The foundation also gave four high schools seniors who were graduating $2,500 scholarships for their freshmen year of college.
The 2023 season for the Nashville Sounds begins Friday, March 31. The team is set to play against the Louisville Bats.
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