McCormick Field - Home of the Asheville Tourists, Asheville

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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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TripAdvisor
  • This is a minor league baseball venue at its best. No seats are bad. The mascots mingle with the crowd, to the delight of any children who are there. Food and drink are not overpriced--and good. Some ...  more »
  • We always look forward to going here. The Asheville Tourists is a class A team for the Colorado Rockies. It is not very expensive. The best seats are only about $13. There are many food and beer vendo...  more »
  • Very clean, comfortable and just the right size. Very affordable - really no bad seat and we bought our tickets at the gate. Lots of great beers and food selections at a fraction of an MLB stadium cos...  more »
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  • Great place to spend an afternoon or evening. Tickets are reasonably priced and the team is great about giving back to the community.
  • It is a really fun Asheville experience that tourists and locals should do. I'm not a sports fan by any means and I enjoy going to games. The staff are all really friendly, the food is fresh and good, and no matter where you sit you will have a good time. The food is a bit pricey but you usually get enough bang for your buck.
  • Great place for some family fun.
  • 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).
  • 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.