There's a New Game to be Played at The Band Box (And It’s Still Not Baseball)
One of the things that makes the Nashville community so unique is its unequivocal ability to work together, work fast, and make some really cool shit. In this instance, we’re talking ‘bout The Band Box’s bright and shiny new toy: Score Four. It’s basically if Pop-a-Shot and Connect Four were smashed together and life-size. Truly a sight to see. With what began as an idea in March became a full-fledged masterpiece by May.
Insert: Max Goldberg // Ferrin Ironworks
Max’s unrivaled imagination and determination to make an idea come to be led him to the heroes of this story, Ferrin Ironworks -- Nashville’s go-to steel magicians. They’ve done work you’ve probably, unknowingly, seen all over the city - the sign at Rolf and Daughters (as well as the handrails and planters), Pinewood’s GIANT steel walls, Bastion’s stairwell and shelving... they even dreamt up two of the nine holes at The Band Box’s artist-curated mini-golf course, The Country Club. These guys are inventive, creative and definitely do not shy away from a challenge. They are the real deal. And they did not disappoint this time around.
So…Score Four. March launched the process of drafting and fabrication, which finally led to installation in May. A few short months, a few snags along the way (who knew a ball hitting metal could be so LOUD), ultimately resulted in the behemoth of a creation that has since been enjoyed by many on right field (including a special visit by several of the Tennessee Titans).
Take a look at the slideshow below to experience the process through the eyes (and the hands!) of the FIW crew hard at work. And, of course, stop by The Band Box on right field to play the game yourself.
Pro-tip: pick up a Berm ticket (psst - that means you get to sit on the grass) for $10 on the same day of each game. This’ll give you access to the stadium, where you can hang at The Band Box and play Score Four as much as your heart desires.