NewBridge Bank Park is home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers. The ballpark has been a wonderful addition to downtown Greensboro. Attendance is up this year as families look for fun, affordable ways to have a night out. The stadium is a photographer's delight. Additionally, the playground area, reminiscent of a scene from "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" keeps children happy. The above view, with the 3 1/2' cement baseballs, is just outside the main entrance. On Fridays, home games usually end with fireworks. Thanks to YouTube, we can enjoy a Greensboro Grasshoppers fireworks display virtually!
On an historical note: In the early 2000's, the Greensboro Community had to decide if we wanted to renovate the War Memorial Stadium. Much nostalgia was attached since War Memoiral, built in 1926, was the oldest minor-league ballpark still in use. In the end, Greensboro elected to build a new stadium and even renamed the mascot-- formerly the Greensboro Bats, now, the Grasshoppers. In the end, even local preservationists conceded that building the new stadium was a wise decision. Here's to a winning season for the Grasshoppers!!!