The deadly tornado that ripped through Nashville early Tuesday morning mostly spared the city’s sports venues — with the exception of First Horizon Park, the home of the Nashville Sounds Triple-A baseball team.
In a media release, the team announced that the ballpark sustained minor damage, but that no structural damage occurred. No injuries at the facility were reported.
SI.com reports that the damage was mostly to the ballpark’s guitar-shaped scoreboard.
The Nashville Tennessean collected reactions from the city’s sports community. The Nashville Predators NHL franchise served lunch to people affected by the storms at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday.
Dear Smashville Fam,— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) March 3, 2020
We love you and we want to help. We will be serving pizza at @BrdgstoneArena beginning at 11 a.m. for all those affected by last night's storm. Please feel welcome to come and bring anyone who needs it.
Vanderbilt University said that campus was spared of damage, but the athletics department was taking steps to check in with student-athletes to ensure their safety.
Our thoughts go out to our neighbors throughout Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area who have been affected by this tragedy.— Vanderbilt Athletics (@vucommodores) March 3, 2020
Vanderbilt Athletics is actively checking in with student-athletes and staff.#AnchorDown
ABC News reports that the death toll from Tuesday’s storms has reached 24.