Sims Legion Park

Sims Legion Park
Facility statistics
LocationGastonia, North Carolina
Broke ground
Opened1950 (Sims Legion Park I)
1977 (Sims Legion Park II)
SurfaceNatural Grass
Construction cost?
Former names
Local American Legion Baseball (1972-)
Gastonia Pirates (1966-1968)
Gastonia Cardinals (1977–1992)
Gastonia Expos (1983–1984)
Gastonia Jets (1985)
Gastonia Tigers (1986)
Gastonia Rangers (1987–1992)
Gaston County King Cougars (1995)
Carolina Diamonds/National Pro Fastpitch (1997–98)
Gastonia Grizzlies (2002-)
Seating capacity
3,000 (expandable to 4,500)
Left Field: 335 Left-Center: 360 Center Field: 380 Right-Center: 360 Right Field: 335

Sims Legion Park is a 3,000-seat baseball stadium located in Gastonia, North Carolina, it serves as home to the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plain League.

The stadium underwent a total rebuilt in the 1970s in order to attract a Minor League Baseball team. Since then the stadium has seen many tenants come and go. Sims Legion Park is home to American Legion baseball in Gastonia.

Players who've played here include : Andy Van Slyke (Cardinals, Pirates), Sammy Sosa (Rangers, White Sox, Cubs, Orioles), Juan González (Rangers, Tigers, Indians, Royals), Iván Rodríguez (Rangers, Marlins, Tigers), and former Major Leaguer Tug McGraw (Mets, Phillies) pitched one game for the Rangers in 1989.

Coordinates: 35°16′47″N 81°11′02″W / 35.279810°N 81.183813°W / 35.279810; -81.183813

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.