What would spring be without baseball? Here we see a baseball team about to enter World War (One) Memorial Stadium. The stadium was built in 1926 and was semi-retired in 2004 (read more on this previous GDP post). War Memorial Stadium is located at 501 Yanceville St. across from the Greensboro Farmers' Curb Market in the Aycock Historic District. The stadium started out as a football field but soon was refitted as a baseball field. The triple arched entrance was featured in the 1988 movie, Bull Durham. If you look closely, on the outer edges of the archways, you will see two bronze plaques. They list the name of those who died fighting in WWI.
While the Greensboro Bats have flown this belfry and morphed into Grasshoppers, Greensboro College and NC A&T University still use the stadium for their games. Last night was senior night for Greensboro College, the last home game of their season. The NCA&T Aggies have games there this Saturday and Sunday (see NCA&T's baseball schedule here). If you are a photographer, here's your opportunity to take some great baseball photos in a vintage stadium.