Downtown Spartanburg will welcome a 3,500-seat minor league baseball stadium as part of a more than $250 million development project on a 16-acre mixed-use site, the city announced.
The stadium, which will be owned by the city, will feature a 5,000-square-foot Club Room and will serve as a year-round venue for public and private events. Beginning in 2025, it will be the home to a Texas Rangers-affiliated club. The team is currently playing as Down East Wood Ducks in Kinston, North Carolina.
“This is a great day for Spartanburg,” said Spartanburg Mayor Jerome Rice. “My colleagues on City Council and I are excited to work with The Johnson Group and Diamond Baseball Holdings to bring this transformative vision to fruition. It will be terrific to bring affiliated professional baseball back to Spartanburg. Additional affordable family entertainment coupled with needed white collar office space and other world class amenities will ensure Downtown Spartanburg is an increasingly impactful economic engine for this region. That benefits all residents of our city and county.”
The development project will also include:
- Multifamily housing units
- Office space
- Entertainment options
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