SRP Park in North Augusta, SC, is the home of the Augusta GreenJackets, the Atlanta Braves' Carolina League farm team. The only minor league ballpark opened in 2018 was six years in the works, starting when North Augusta included it in a redevelopment project.
Also in 2012, a group bought the 'Jackets - then based in Augusta, GA - to move them into that development, which is now Riverside Park. The delay lay in years of legal challenges. Once cleared, stadium suites sold out nearly a week before the May 2017 groundbreaking and season ticket sales surpassed the old park's by mid-July. In August, SRP Credit Union (as in Savannah River Project, now Savannah River Site) bought naming rights.
The 'Jackets moved across the Georgia-South Carolina line in 2018, leaving Augusta proper but remaining in the market. Although the move was from Augusta to North Augusta, the actual direction was east-southeast.
The 'Jackets have since been sold, and unexpected stadium costs may have contributed to the move. After losing "millions" to the Coronavirus pandemic, ownership was hit with new facility standards MLB imposed in its 2021 Minor League Reorganization plus a demand from North Augusta's city attorney to add more netting to protect fans. The sale came seven months later.
|Current ballparks of the Carolina League|
|North Division||Central Division||South Division|
|Arthur W. Perdue Stadium | Bank of the James Stadium | Salem Memorial Ballpark
Virginia Credit Union Stadium
|Atrium Health Ballpark | Five County Stadium | Grainger Stadium
|Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park | Pelicans Ballpark | Segra Park |