Minor League Baseball is set to return to one Upstate city and plans to for a new ballpark are coming with it. Plans to build a new baseball stadium in Spartanburg were revealed publicly, Tuesday. The Texas Rangers have also announced plans to move their current Kinston, NC based affiliate the Down East Wood Ducks to the Sparkle City.
The Johnson Group is tasked with developing the new stadium which will be owned by the City Of Spartanburg. The 3,500 seat ball park will be located in Downtown Spartanburg and is seemingly the center piece of a larger development project in that area.
Spartanburg has a long storied history with Minor League Baseball, as the Philadelphia Phillies had an affiliate there for 25 years. Major League Hall Of Famers like Tom Glavine and Ryne Sandberg both spent time playing for the Spartanburg Phillies.
The press release did not mention a timeline of the facility construction. There's also been no word on the name of the new Spartanburg based team.