Stadium Minor League History:
Carolina League 1945-1968
Western Carolinas League 1979
South Atlantic League 1980-present
Current Status: Home of the Greensboro Bats of the South Atlantic League (single-A)
What's Good: This stadium is one of the oldest in use, hosting its first professional game back in 1928. Down towards the left field corner is a bar/restaurant/patio area which was quite popular with many of the fans (they also had a TV tuned to the Weather Channel, which was quite useful since thunderstorms were all around the area the evening I was there). As befits a structure of this vintage the stadium is fitted with old, erector-set light towers, and the facade by the entrance is impressive.
What's Not So Good: Although I tend to thoroughly favor the older stadiums, this was one of my lesser favorites. The grandstand doesn't look like it was made for baseball -- it curves widely around the infield (lots of foul territory) from first all the way down the left field line, like a backwards letter "J." The roof is small, the colors of the seats are unattractive, and a chain-link fence mars the view of the field from the first few rows of the seats.
June 24, 1995 Greensboro Bats vs. Asheville Tourists
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