American Legion Field (Florence)

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Coordinates: 34°11′40″N 79°42′48″W / 34.194406°N 79.713396°W / 34.194406; -79.713396 American Legion Field is a baseball venue in Florence, South Carolina, United States. It is the former home to the Florence Red Wolves of the Coastal Plain League, a collegiate summer baseball league.[1] The Red Wolves played at the field from 1998 to 2011, before moving to nearby Francis Marion University's Sparrow Stadium in 2012.[2] The venue was built in 1970 and has a capacity of 3,500.[3]

The field's dimensions are 305 ft. down the foul lines, 335 ft. to the gaps, and 385 ft. to dead center field.[1]

Former Tenants[edit]

Between 1981 and 1986, the park was home to the Florence Blue Jays of the South Atlantic League. Also, the park hosted the Florence Flame of the now defunct Atlantic Coast League for one season in 1995.[3] This stadium was also home to the Florence-Darlington Tech (JUCO) Stingers baseball team from 2004–2012 before they moved to Francis Marion University's old Cormell Field when Sparrow Stadium was built.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Team Information at coastalplain.com, URL accessed November 26, 2009. Archived 11/24/09
  2. ^ Who are the Florence Red Wolves? at florenceredwolves.com, URL accessed November 26, 2009. Archived 11/26/09
  3. ^ a b American Legion Field at mysite.verizon.net, URL accessed November 26, 2009. Archived 11/26/09