McCormick Field, Asheville

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McCormick Field is a baseball stadium in Asheville, North Carolina. It is the home field of the Asheville Tourists minor league baseball team. As befits the hilly city of Asheville, the ballpark sits on a section of level ground partway up one of the city's hills, providing a picturesque atmosphere. The park features an amusing scoreboard which reads "Visitors" in the guest slot and "Tourists" in the home slot. It is the oldest minor-league park in regular use.
The ballpark was built in 1924 and was named after Asheville resident Dr. Lewis McCormick; it is one of the oldest minor-league stadiums still in regular use. Lights were installed for night time play prior to the 1930 season. Since then it has been home to the various incarnations of the Asheville Tourists team, and also served as home field for the Asheville Blues of the Negro Southern League during the 1940s. The facility was renovated in 1959, and then rebuilt in concrete between the 1991 and 1992 seasons, replacing the largely wood structure which had developed a leaky roof. The 1992 ballpark kept a similar layout to the original McCormick Field. The facility included new expanded restrooms and larger concession stands. New clubhouses were built and lights erected as player and field enhancements. The height of the fence behind the cozy right field area, which was in the vicinity of just 300ft away from home plate, was more than tripled, as it now stands 36ft tall (nearly the same height as Fenway Park's "Green Monster").
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  • Just the right size for a local team. Great local food and beer available at reasonable prices. Lots of promotions, and other fun stuff for the family. Not much parking but plenty nearby and there are...  more »
  • we attended the Tourists home game at McCormick Field. "professional baseball made its debut in Asheville in 1897, and for 95 years, memories have been made right here at McCormick Field." senior citi...  more »

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