First National Bank Field

From BR Bullpen

  • Name: First National Bank Field
  • GPS-able Address: 408 Bellemeade Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
  • Ballpark Owner: Greensboro Stadium, LLC (owned by Temerity Baseball, which also owns the Grasshoppers)
  • Architects: Tetra Tech; Moser Mayer Phoenix
  • Groundbreaking: 1/21/2004
  • Minor League Baseball Teams: Greensboro Grasshoppers (A+) 2021-present; Greensboro Grasshoppers (A-) 2005-2020
  • Class/League History: A+/South Atlantic League 2022-present; A+/High-A East 2021; A/South Atlantic League 2005-2020
  • First Professional Baseball Game: 4/3/2005; Marlins-Grasshoppers exhibition
  • Others Playing or Operating Here: None
  • Previous Ballpark Names: NewBridge Bank Park 2008-2015; First Horizon Park 2005-2007
  • LF: 315 CF: 400 RF: 312
  • Seats: 5,300
  • Stated Capacity: 7,499
  • House Baseball/Softball Record Attendance (as currently configured): 10,312, 7/4/2015

First National Bank Field, in Greensboro, NC, is the home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Pittsburgh Pirates' High-A South Atlantic League farm team. In 2012, the 'Hoppers bought it from the charitable foundation that built it.

First Horizon Park, as it was then known, opened in 2005 with an affiliate-parent exhibition game with the then-Florida Marlins.

First Horizon Bank dropped the naming contract deal after the 2006 season, but another bank bought the rights and gave the park its third name: NewBridge Bank Park in 2007.

NewBridge merged with Yadkin Bank in March 2016, but just three months later - before the signage could be changed - FNB offered to buy Yadkin. New signage went up in time for the 2017 season, when First National Bank Field also began appearing in box scores.

The ballpark's stated capacity is 7,500, including a grassy picnic area, but it has reported 10,312 for baseball. Its third largest baseball crowd, 10,229, saw an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game between - who else? - the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and the North Carolina State University Wolfpack.

Current ballparks of the South Atlantic League
North Division South Division
Daniel S. Frawley Stadium | Dutchess Stadium | Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium
Maimonides Park | ShoreTown Ballpark
Bowling Green Ballpark | First National Bank Field | Fluor Field at the West End | L.P. Frans Stadium
McCormick Field | State Mutual Stadium | Truist Stadium