Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
cityboi

drone aerials and photos of North Carolina's downtown ballparks

8 posts in this topic

Looks like we are seeing plenty of development around Durham and Greensboro's ballpark. A downtown ballpark is also in the works for Fayetteville. Raleigh will be the only major city in North Carolina without a downtown ballpark.

Charlotte and Winston-Salem's ballparks both have the same name.

(Durham) Durham Bulls Athletic Park - opened in 1995

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpd718AhRQk

(Greensboro) NewBridge Bank Park - opened in 2005

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9dB-7-bfdE

(Winston-Salem) BB&T Ballpark - opened in 2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tV7jDi5S8I

(Charlotte) BB&T Ballpark - opened in 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW4jgL2P4Xs

 

Durham Bulls Athletic Park - Durham

 

DBAP.jpg

durham.jpg

view-of-the-inside.jpg

durhamrobins1.jpg

 

NewBridge Bank Park - Greensboro

 

hqdefault.jpg

 

acc-base.jpg

1217_Concourse.jpg

Greensboro_08004_DxOweb.jpg

penthouse-lounge-view-slider.jpg

greensboro-ballpark-north-carolina.jpg

1619731425.jpg

 

BB&T Ballpark - Winston-Salem

 

b1fae983670bcd63333c34a76dec3196.jpg

winstonsalemview.jpg

bbtballpark01.jpg

NC-WinstonSalem-BBT-2.jpg

Winston-Salem_New_10000_DxOweb.jpg

dashbf2014-960x350.jpg

 

BB&T Ballpark - Charlotte

 

BBT-Ballpark.jpg

BB-T-BallPark-Charlotte-043.jpg

BBT-Ballpark-Club-Level.jpg

BBT-Ballpark-Entrance-at-Dusk.jpg

Qcsouthernbelle-20140512142644.jpg

 

Edited by cityboi
4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


On October 1, 2016 at 2:36 AM, cityboi said:

Raleigh will be the only major city in North Carolina without a downtown ballpark.

There is a reason for the lack of a ballpark in Raleigh. Back in the late 1980s Raleigh attempted to get a minor league tearm but was blocked by some type of exclusive territory rights that were granted to the Bulls (I believe it was 30 miles). My memory of the details is fuzzy, but this was why the 'Raleigh' team ended up in Zebulon (The Carolina Mudcats, RIP) rather than a more central location. I suspect that this rule still exists although I have not heard it discussed recently.

I'll also add that Kannapolis is discussing a 'downtown' ballpark for the Intimidators and I generally consider McCormick field in Asheville to be a downtown park, its walkable but I'll admit this definition is borderline.

Edited by kermit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, kermit said:

There is a reason for the lack of a ballpark in Raleigh. Back in the late 1980s Raleigh attempted to get a minor league tearm but was blocked by some type of exclusive territory rights that were granted to the Bulls (I believe it was 30 miles). My memory of the details is fuzzy, but this was why the 'Raleigh' team ended up in Zebulon (The Carolina Mudcats, RIP) rather than a more central location. I suspect that this rule still exists although I have not heard it discussed recently.

I'll also add that Kannapolis is discussing a 'downtown' ballpark for the Intimidators and I generally consider McCormick field in Asheville to be a downtown park, its walkable but I'll admit this definition is borderline.

There is an active designer RFP out for the Kannapolis stadium, so there is forward movement there.

I really had no idea there was a baseball stadium in Asheville as many times as I've been through there - looking at google streetview I don't feel too bad about it, that stadium has virtually zero presence on the main roads. (I would consider that walkable, though!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, tozmervo said:

There is an active designer RFP out for the Kannapolis stadium, so there is forward movement there.

I really had no idea there was a baseball stadium in Asheville as many times as I've been through there - looking at google streetview I don't feel too bad about it, that stadium has virtually zero presence on the main roads. (I would consider that walkable, though!)

Asheville is a great place to see a ballgame. Its a legit old-school ballpark (built in the 20s) that feels nicely feels tucked away from the city. As a bonus they have a pretty good beer selection (and craft beer was included in Thirsty Thursdays last season). I highly recommend it!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is there a 30 mile rule for all teams? I would think Kannapolis is within 30 miles of uptown???

About Raleigh...I don't know the reason...But Raleigh is always pro suburbs...Hockey arena for example. Raleigh just sucks.

Plus, wake co took the mud cats from Wilson...always been pissed about that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/14/2016 at 9:28 PM, CapeFearRiver10 said:

Fayetteville, NC Minor League team 2018

fayetteville-ballpark-hay-street-entrance.jpg?w=500&h=255

1393725_630x354.jpg

57f9494ff1428.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C611

Fort Bragg, NC

nKZR3Kr4.jpg-large.jpg

Fort-Bragg-Game-82nd-Airborne-640x480.jpg

Wow that's amazing. Kudos to Fayetteville 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.