Fluor Field at the West End
|Fluor Field at the West End|
|Former names||West End Field (2006–2008)|
|Location||945 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
|Broke ground||May 28, 2005|
|Opened||April 6, 2006|
|Owner||Greenville Drive, LLC|
|Operator||Greenville Drive, LLC|
|Construction cost||$15 million
($17.4 million in 2013 dollars)
|Structural engineer||Haris Engineering|
|General contractor||EMJ Corp.|
|Field dimensions||Left Field: 310 feet
Left-Center Field: 379 feet
Center Field: 390 feet
Deep Center Field: 420 feet
Deep Right Field: 380 feet
Right Field: 302 feet
Wall: 33 feet
|Greenville Drive (2006–present)
Southern Conference Baseball Tournament (2009, 2012)
Fluor Field at the West End is a 5,700-seat baseball-only stadium in Greenville, South Carolina that opened on April 6, 2006. Designed by architectural firm DLR Group, it was built as a new home of the Greenville Drive baseball team, the A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Fluor Field nearly replicates the dimensions of Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox. The ballpark has its own "Green Monster" replica, a 30-foot high wall in left field as opposed to the 37-foot one found at Fenway, and contains a manual scoreboard. Every other dimension is to the same specifications as Fenway Park, including "Pesky’s Pole" in right field. Other than the tribute to Fenway, Fluor Field also pays tribute to the Greenville area as the ballpark's nostalgic look utilizes reclaimed bricks from local mills. As is the tradition in Fenway Park, Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" is sung in the middle of the eighth inning.
In 2007, the Greenville Drive privately funded the enhancement of Fluor Field at a cost of approximately $1.5 million. One of these enhancements include a display regarding Greenville's baseball heritage with information about players who were either born or played in the upstate region.
- BMW Performance Center Suites
- Coca-Cola Dugout
- The Upper Deck
- 300 Picnic Plateau
- Spinx 500 Club
- Bi-Lo Playground
- The Shoeless Joe Museum and Baseball Library is located adjacent to the stadium. It is the former home of Shoeless Joe Jackson.
- Nickname: Little Fenway.
- First Pitch: Phil Seibel, on April 6, 2006 at 7:35 pm.
- First Hit: Jesús Soto, on April 6, 2006, in the 4th inning.
- First Drive Hit: Jeff Natale, April 6, 2006, in the 4th inning.
- First Home run: Jesús Soto, April 6, 2006, in the 4th inning.
- First Drive Home run: Jeff Natale, April 6, 2006, in the 4th inning.
- Highest Season Attendance: The 2012 season drew over 350,000 attendees
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- West End Field Gets a New Name – http://greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080226/NEWS01/80225027/1004/NEWS01
- "Southern Conference 2009 Baseball Championship". SoCon Sports. Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
- "2012 Southern Conference Baseball Championship". SoCon Sports. Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012.