Sounds Hire Waller to Lobby for Ballpark

The Nashville Sounds’ ownership group, MFP Baseball, has hired the government relations team at the Waller firm to lobby the Metro Council for a new 10,000-seat baseball stadium at the historic Sulpher Dell site. Waller attorney James Weaver also lobbied for the Sounds’ last attempt to build a new ballpark in 2006. The council approved that plan by a 28-9 vote, but it fell apart more than a year later amid spending squabbles between the AAA franchise (which was under different ownership at the time) and its development partner. The Tennessean has more.