Sims Legion Park

Exterior of the stadium at Sims Legion Park, Aug-2005.

The seating, as seen from down the third-base line.

A look out from just in front of the press box.

Quick Facts:
Sims Legion Park was dedicated by the local American Legion post in 1972, and its proximity to I-85 made it a natural choice for expansion into a full-fledged stadium when the Western Carolinas League expanded in the late 1970s. Unfortunately, there is no direct access from I-85; traffic has to head north on US 321 for a block, turn right, cross a railroad grade crossing, and then head south on Marietta Avenue over the freeway to get to the field, which is visible from the highway.

I showed up at 8:00 on a Sunday morning and found several players lounging on “the best seats in the house”, a sofa installed in the middle of the sheltered main seating bowl, in front of the press box. The players had a game an hour later, and the field was being worked on in advance of the game. There are also aluminum bleachers flanking the main bowl, mostly on the third-base side.

As of 2005, Sims Legion Park is host to a team in the Coastal Plain League, a summer college wood-bat league.

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