|Historic Grayson Stadium|
|Full name||William L. Grayson Stadium|
|Former names||Municipal Stadium|
|Location||1401 East Victory Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31404
|Owner||City of Savannah|
|Operator||Hardball Capital LLC|
($1.85 million in 2013 dollars)
|Field dimensions||Left Field: 322 feet (98 m)
Center Field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right Field: 310 feet (94 m)
|Savannah Indians (1926-1928)
Savannah Indians (1936-1943)
Savannah Indians (1947-1954)
Savannah Braves (1971-1983)
Savannah Cardinals (1984-1995)
Savannah Sand Gnats (1996-present)
Grayson Stadium is a stadium in Savannah, Georgia. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the Savannah Sand Gnats minor league baseball team, the Class-A affiliate of the New York Mets. It was also the part-time home of the Savannah State University college baseball team. It was also used from 1927 until 1959 for the annual Thanksgiving Day game between Savannah High School and Benedictine Academy. Known as "Historic Grayson Stadium" it was built in 1926 and is the oldest working minor league ballpark in America. It holds 4,000 people.
Originally known as Municipal Stadium, the park underwent major renovations in 1941 following a devastating hurricane in 1940. Spanish-American War veteran General William L. Grayson led the effort to get the $150,000 needed to rebuild the stadium. Half of the funds came from the Works Progress Administration (WPA). In recognition of Grayson's work, the stadium was renamed in his honor.
The park recently went through a two-year renovation process that started prior to the 2007 season.
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