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Duncan Park is a well known baseball field in the area. It has not fared well in years because of its aging and structural problems. I can barely recall seeing the Phillies play there in the 80s.

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The Crickets are relocating over to USC Upstate's Spartanburg campus...

Link: Crickets leaving Duncan Park

Spartanburg, SC Herald-Journal (02-Dec-2005)

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As frustrating as that is, I am not suprised. Its a shame that the city cannot fix up Duncan Park Stadium. The problem is that even if they fix it up, they don't have enough revenue there to pay for its rennovation.

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I am hopeful something will be resolved one day. Restoring Duncan Park to its heyday is up there on Spartanburg's wish list. Perhaps it may be good enough to lure a rookie level club back to the area.

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Its sort of a catch 22. Its not used because its rundown, but the city wont fix it up because its not used enough.

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Its sort of a catch 22. Its not used because its rundown, but the city wont fix it up because its not used enough.

The city will have to spend money in order to make money. No one will come unless the facilities are improved. I dislike seeing it continue to decay in its present state, but there us nothing that can be done currently.

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Yes. But there has to be some sort of team that is willing to play there that will draw a crowd. One problem is that baseball is jsut not the sport it used to be.

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I totally agree with everything written thus far about Duncan Park stadium. However, I'm afraid if the city tears it down we will one day regret it just like we now regret the demolition of the old County Court House (1959), the Andrews Building (1977), The Franklin Hotel (1988), and the Cleveland Hotel (1997). These were proud and historic structures that today would probably be renovated and playing an active role in the city's renaissance.

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No question about it. I think if the city thought about tearing down the stadium that you would see more opposition from more places than Spartanburg. This is a national historic treasure, not just a local one.

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true that... it would be more than just a shame to tear it down, i hope this isnt anything that anyone is actually considering. i agree, we've already torn down enough buildings that should have been saved. but i realize its hard to be able to get the funds to do what really should be done with some of our landmarks.

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