Fluor Field at the West End
|Fluor Field at the West End|
|Location||Greenville, SC United States |
The ballpark that was then known as West End Field opened in 2006, two years after the Atlanta Braves yanked their owned-and-operated Double-A team from Greenville Municipal Stadium to Mississippi because they were unhappy with the ballpark's condition.
Echoes of Boston's Fenway Park, which are everywhere, earned it the nickname "Little Fenway" - the 30-foot tall "Green Monster" in left field (although Fenway's is 37 feet tall), Pesky's Pole in right, and the outfield dimensions all around. It even has a manual scoreboard, one of eight in the minors.
There's another echo of history across the street: the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum. The Greenville native's last residence, moved there in 2008, was moved again July 30, 2020 - this time just 100 yards west. That move took less than an hour and cleared land to build the .408 Jackson apartment complex, which is named for Shoeless Joe and his all-time Major League record rookie-season batting average. The Coronavirus pandemic delayed the museum's reopening to June 25, 2021.
The 6,700-seat ballpark jumped its house baseball record crowd by nearly 300 on April 24, 2022 - hosting 7,839 that included 2022 Reading All Stars from the four counties that border Greenville County. The RAS Celebration Game for Greenville County students the following May 3rd also outdrew the previous mark, 7,554 over 7,551.
|Current ballparks of the South Atlantic League|
|North Division||South Division|
|Daniel S. Frawley Stadium | Dutchess Stadium | Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium
Maimonides Park | ShoreTown Ballpark
|Bowling Green Ballpark | First National Bank Field | Fluor Field at the West End | L.P. Frans Stadium |
McCormick Field | State Mutual Stadium | Truist Stadium