Fluor Field at the West End
is a 5,700-seat baseball-only stadium in Greenville, South Carolina
that opened on April 6, 2006. Designed by architectural firm DLR Group
, it was built as a new home of the Greenville Drive
baseball team, the A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox
. Fluor Field nearly replicates the dimensions of Fenway Park
, home of the Red Sox. The ballpark has its own "Green Monster
" replica, a 30-foot high wall in left field as opposed to the 37-foot one found 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. Other than the tribute to Fenway, Fluor Field also pays tribute to the Greenville area as the ballpark's nostalgic look utilizes reclaimed bricks from local mills. As is the tradition in Fenway Park, Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline
" is sung in the middle of the eighth inning.
In 2007, the Greenville Drive privately funded the enhancement of Fluor Field at a cost of approximately $15 million. One of these enhancements include a display regarding Greenville's baseball heritage with information about players who were either born or played in the upstate region.
On Tuesday, February 26, 2008 the stadium was officially renamed to Fluor Field at the West End. The... Read More