Chronological Tour: Stop 115

Greenville Municipal Stadium

Entrance to Greenville Municipal Stadium, Aug-1997.

The entire upper section of the seating bowl is bleacher seating.

Another park with nothing in particular to look at.

Quick Facts: Rating: 2 baseballs
If the town fathers in Greenville had been smart, they would have built a beautiful facility here and dedicated it to the memory of favorite son Joe Jackson, who played for the Chicago White Sox from 1910-20 and whose hitting prowess rivaled that of Ty Cobb.

As it is, the Atlanta Braves’ Double-A club was forced to play in a rather mundane facility, at least through 2004. It’s roofless, which isn’t a big deal because all the games are at night, but the layout gives the sensation of watching baseball in an amphitheater rather than a distinctive stadium. As Gertrude Stein might have said, “There’s no there there.”

In early 2004, after much negotiation with the City of Greenville, the Braves announced plans to build a new stadium in Pearl, Miss., near Jackson. In February 2005, the Capital City Bombers of the South Atlantic League moved to Municipal Stadium, with plans to build a new park for 2006.

Game # Date League Level Result
269 Mon 11-Aug-1997 Southern AA GREENVILLE 4, Carolina 2
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