FIRST NATIONAL BANK BALLPARK > FIELD / MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PARK
Architect — Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates (now Clark Patterson Lee)
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Upon its inauguration, First National Bank Field (previously known as Newbridge Bank Ballpark) accommodated an audience of 8,500, acting as a catalyst for the development of nearby high-rise condominiums, hotels, and restaurants.
Designed to be family-friendly and encourage foot traffic, this home ground of the Greensboro Grasshoppers was purposefully established to attract residents from outside the city to downtown Greensboro.
The ballpark is well-equipped with a plaza area featuring a food court, as well as an internal playground for young baseball enthusiasts. The facility also houses sixteen skyboxes, a sports bar, a retail outlet, and a clubhouse. Player amenities include therapeutic baths, massage tables, showers, a locker room, and a lounge area.
The construction of the ballpark entailed the use of steel framing and decking, a classic brick facade, concrete flooring, and a sprinkler system for fire safety.