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McCormick Field, Asheville

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4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
McCormick Field is a baseball stadium in Asheville, North Carolina. It is the home field of the Asheville Tourists minor league baseball team. As befits the hilly city of Asheville, the ballpark sits on a section of level ground partway up one of the city's hills, providing a picturesque atmosphere. The park features an amusing scoreboard which reads "Visitors" in the guest slot and "Tourists" in the home slot. It is the oldest minor-league park in regular use.HistoryThe ballpark was built in 1924 and was named after Asheville resident Dr. Lewis McCormick; it is one of the oldest minor-league stadiums still in regular use. Lights were installed for night time play prior to the 1930 season. Since then it has been home to the various incarnations of the Asheville Tourists team, and also served as home field for the Asheville Blues of the Negro Southern League during the 1940s. The facility was renovated in 1959, and then rebuilt in concrete between the 1991 and 1992 seasons, replacing the largely wood structure which had developed a leaky roof. The 1992 ballpark kept a similar layout to the original McCormick Field. The facility included new expanded restrooms and larger concession stands. New clubhouses were built and lights erected as player and field enhancements. The height of the fence behind the cozy right field area, which was in the vicinity of just 300ft away from home plate, was more than tripled, as it now stands 36ft tall (nearly the same height as Fenway Park's "Green Monster").
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  • Very nice visit. Although there were no games being played when we visited, the staff was very pleasant and accommodating, and allowed us to view the field and take photos. 
  • You have to love baseball in a small stadium. A real family affair with all kinds of fun stuff between innings. The game can be a real nail biter as you never knows who will win as often the score cha...  read more »
  • Had a great time at the last game of the season! Beautiful day, beautiful setting! The ball park does not have a bad seat. 
  • One of the most beautiful fields in the entire country, minor league or anything else. We love taking our boys to several games a year. It is a wonderful setting and a great family atmosphere. The fireworks games are truly amazing, not to be missed.
  • A nice, smaller, ball field. They have a very good craft beer selection, which makes sense for Asheville. All seats are "box" style in that you have your own seat.
  • Even in the last row of the covered areas, you are not far from the action at all. The kids days are really cool in that they can run the bases and get autographs. This was my first minor league game and there was nothing less than stellar about it - everything was great (except they lost that day).
  • Great field great experience. Love the jersey giveaway nights!!!
  • Love McCormick Field. We've watched several baseball games here. Thirsty Thursdays are the best! Cheap beers and baseball. Hard to beat on a sunny day.
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