Fluor Field is symbol of revitalization of West End

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CARLOS RESTREPO/Contributing photographer

Fluor Field nearly replicates the dimensions of Boston’s Fenway Park and includes some of its most prominent features.


Fluor Field at the West End is a 5,700-seat baseball stadium that opened in 2006 on South Main Street. It is Greenville’s fourth minor-league ballpark, and considered by many to be its most attractive. It stands as a prominent symbol of the West End’s revitalization of recent years.

Although a handful of college games are played each spring, the ballpark was built primarily as the home for the Greenville Drive, a Class A (South Atlantic League) affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

Considered one of the top minor league facilities in America, it was selected “2006 Ballpark of the Year” by the Web site www.ballparks.com.

Fluor Field nearly replicates the dimensions of Boston’s Fenway Park. The ballpark has its own “Green Monster” replica, a 30-foot high wall in left field (seven feet shorter but otherwise identical to the one at Fenway, and contains a manual scoreboard. Every other dimension is to the same specifications as Fenway Park, including “Pesky’s Pole” in right field.

Fluor Field, funded as a partnership between the Greenville Drive and the City of Greenville, also pays tribute to the Greenville area as the ballpark's nostalgic look utilizes bricks recycled from local mills.

The field was named for Fluor Corporation, a major local employer.

Considered one of the top minor league facilities in America, it was selected “2006 Ballpark of the Year” by the Web site www.ballparks.com.

It features the same dimensions as Fenway Park, home of its parent Boston Red Sox. The field also features a slightly scaled down Green Monster, the signature structure of Fenway.

Fluor Field was home of the South Atlantic League All-Star game in July 2010 and has hosted the Southern Conference Tournament and several other college games.

Prior to the construction of Fluor Field, Greenville’s baseball history included Graham Field (formerly at the corner of Augusta and Howe Streets), Meadowbrook Park (formerly at Mayberry Street) and Greenville Municipal Stadium (still standing on Mauldin Road).

In constructing Fluor Field, the city of Greenville bought the property for $4 million and spent another $3.5 million for streetscaping. The Boston Red Sox affiliate then known as the Greenville Bombers invested between $10 million to $15 million for the stadium. +

Abe Hardesty

  • The Greenville News editorial Feb. 15, 2005.