Sims Legion Park

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Sims Legion Park
Facility statistics
Location Gastonia, North Carolina
Broke ground
Opened 1950 (Sims Legion Park I)
1977 (Sims Legion Park II)
Closed Open
Demolished Open
Owner
Operator  ?
Surface Natural Grass
Construction cost  ?
Architect  ?
Former names
Tenants
Local American Legion Baseball (1972-)
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)
Dimensions
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.

Such greats to call Sim Legion Park home : 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.

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