The votes are in, and the Music City Ball Club will officially be known as the Nashville Stars. The Stars won 34% of the vote, narrowly beating out Outlaws and Ramblers, with the Bandits receiving the least votes. The Stars will join the National League Central as the 6th member of the division.
The Stars name pays tribute to the Negro Leagues ball club from Nashville that shared the name. In addition, the Tennessee state flag features three white stars in a navy blue circle on a crimson background, and the nickname references Nashville’s status as the home of country music’s biggest stars.
Navy and crimson were chosen as the team’s primary colors due to their likeness on the Tennessee state flag from which the team gets its name, and to represent the American roots that both the Stars name and country music have.
The home and crimson alternate uniforms feature a cream palette, becoming the first MLB team to embrace cream as their permanent home jersey color. The away jersey is a classic grey, navy, and crimson look with a western font “Nashville” across the chest, the same text as the crimson alternates. The navy alternates, worn exclusively at home, replace the letter “A” in Stars with a star symbol, and is the only uniform to use white instead of cream.
Music City Ballpark is where the Stars will play their home games. Located in downtown Nashville, Music City Ballpark holds 39K fans and features a guitar scoreboard, a picnic area, and two stages for live music in between innings. Music City Ballpark truly lives up to its name as a baseball stadium that is perfect for the home of country music.
Music City Ballpark is now available for download in the stadium vault on MLB The Show 21.
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