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‘Hoppers, First National Bank Extend Ballpark Naming Rights Deal

The Greensboro Grasshoppers’ (Single-A, South Atlantic League) downtown ballpark will keep its First National Bank Field name through at least the 2026 season. The Hoppers and FNB Corp. agreed to a five-year extension of their existing naming rights deal, which runs through 2021.  Read more here.

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The Grasshoppers’ Going Yard Golden Ale

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Nine-Story Building to be Integrated into Greensboro Ballpark

A group of Triad developers plan to build the first major downtown office project in two decades at the entrance of the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ (Single-A, South Atlantic League) First National Bank Field.  The $24 million, nine-story building will be integrated into the ballpark’s entrance and overlook the baseball diamond.  Read more here.  View renderings here.

Rendering of nine-story building, Linville Team Partners.

 

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Grasshoppers Ballpark Gets New Name, Logo

PRESS RELEASE – First National Bank, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), and the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Class A minor league baseball affiliate of the Miami Marlins, today unveiled the new name and logo for the Grasshoppers’ ballpark, now First National Bank Field. Continue reading

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Greensboro Shows Off Special ‘Jeansboro’ Unis for Tomorrow Night

Greensboro Grasshoppers LogoThe Greensboro Grasshoppers (Single-A, South Atlantic League will be wearing new uniforms on Saturday, August 20, and it’s all about the denim.  Read more and view photos here.

Greensboro Grasshoppers Jeansboro Night Unis

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Greensboro to be ‘Jeansboro’ for Denim Celebration, Special Unis on Tap

Greensboro Grasshoppers LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Greensboro Grasshoppers and Wrangler have announced Saturday, August 20 will be “Jeansboro Night” at NewBridge Bank Park. This night is designed to help our city proudly proclaim its identity as “Jeansboro,” the denim capital of the world! Continue reading

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NewBridge Bank Park to Become Yadkin Bank Park

Greensboro Grasshoppers LogoSigns outside NewBridge Bank branches won’t be the only thing changing in the coming months following the Greensboro-based bank’s acquisition by Yadkin Bank on March 1.  Say hello to Yadkin Bank Park, home of the Greeensboro Grasshoppers (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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Greensboro Baseball Withdraws Tax Appeal

Greensboro Grasshoppers LogoGreensboro Baseball LLC is withdrawing an appeal it filed with the State of North Carolina’s Property Tax Commission in July over the Guilford County Tax Department’s claim that Downtown Greensboro Renaissance LLC (DGR) owed about $90,000 for years of back taxes on items in the Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Tax Dispute in Greensboro

Greensboro Grasshoppers LogoDowntown Greensboro Renaissance has until Monday to appeal the results of an audit that shows more than $125,000 in unpaid taxes on the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Single-A, South Atlantic League) baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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NewBridge Bancorp Extends Ballpark Naming Rights Agreement

Greensboro Grasshoppers LogoNewBridge Bancorp and the Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers (South Atlantic League) said Wednesday that the bank has extended its naming rights agreement for the Grasshoppers’ baseball stadium for an additional four years through 2021.  Read more here.

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War Memorial Stadium Not Out of Woods Yet, But…

Greensboro Bats LogoThe city of Greensboro (NC) has hired a consulting firm to explore ways to fund a project that would pair restoration and preservation of historic War Memorial Stadium, former home of the Single-A Greensboro Bats (now the Greensboro Grasshoppers) (South Atlantic League), with a broader restoration of the surrounding neighborhood and the future expansion of North Carolina A&T Continue reading

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Grasshoppers, Marlins Extend PDC

PRESS RELEASE – The Greensboro Grasshoppers and Miami Marlins have extended their Player Development Contract through the end of the 2014 season, team officials announced today. Continue reading

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Impressions of a Ballpark Hunter: Ballparks with a Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi

Marc Viquez

In North Carolina, there are a bevy of ballpark options for the distinguished fan. It can also be a paradise for the ballpark hunter to enjoy during the baseball season. However, the real fans are those living in the area trying to decide what to do on a summer night. Two newer facilities are making that choice a little easier. The Winston-Salem Dash and Greensboro Grasshoppers Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: NewBridge Bank Park (Greensboro, NC)

Andrea and Jim from BaseballRoadTrip.com recently visited NewBridgeBank Park, home of the Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers (South Atlantic League).  Read review and view photos here.

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New Dog Statues Replace Vandalized Babe

NewBridge Bank Park, home of the Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers (South Atlantic League), has its canine groove back.  Two new black Labrador retriever statues were unveiled near the entrance of the ballpark to replace the Miss Babe Ruth statute that was vandalized and stolen.  The new Miss Babe Ruth and Master Yogi Berra statues represent the two beloved black labs that are part Continue reading

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Grasshoppers Bat Dog Statue Stolen (UPDATED)

A statue of the Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers bat dog mascot Miss Babe Ruth was stolen from the team’s ballpark.  Babe was bolted down in four inches of concrete, so it wasn’t a simple grab and run.  Read more here.  UPDATED:  The statue has been recovered from a 25-year-old knucklehead.  Because a replacment had already been ordered, the Grosshoppers will offer old, broken Babe on eBay.  Read more here.

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The Future of War Memorial Stadium

Could historic War Memorial Stadium in Greensboro (NC) be at risk of destriction?  The facility, which costs $189,000 a year to operate and needs restoration, could be torn down to help balance the city’s $423 million budget.  Read more here.  The Single-A Greensboro Bats (now Greensboro Grasshoppers) played at War Memorial until moving into First Horizon Park (now NewBridge Bank Park) in 2005. Continue reading

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