War Memorial Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
510 Yanceyville Street
Greensboro, NC 27405 (Directions below)
World War Memorial Stadium is the home baseball park for Greensboro College. The stadium was originally supposed to be U-shaped, but when it was completed in 1926, it more closely resembled a backward J. However, there was little else backward about it.
World War Memorial Stadium - dedicated as a living memorial to the 138 Guilford County men who died in World War 1 - has become an integral part of the city's landscape. In its heyday, the stadium next to Bagley Street in Greensboro, was the envy of every city in North Carolina. The 8,000 concrete cast seats provided a lavish home for professional and college baseball in the summer, high school and college football in the fall, and various levels of track and field in the spring.
The stadium celebrated its 90th birthday in 2006, and although
its best days are long gone, the facility continues to serve the
community's sporting events. The Greensboro Bats (now
Grasshoppers), the city's entry in the Class A South Atlantic
League, played at the venue until nearby First Horizon Park was
completed in 2005. Yet Greensboro College and North Carolina
A&T continue to make use of the venerable facility as their
Indeed, the stadium is in almost constant use during the spring and summer months.
From the West/I-40 (West of Greensboro/from
Take I-40 East to Elm-Eugene exit. Turn left at the end of ramp. Turn right onto Lee Street. Turn left on Bennett Street, which becomes Dudley Street, then Yanceyville Street and runs into Stadium (at Lindsay).
From the East/I-40 (East of Greensboro/from Raleigh)
Take I-40 West to Lee Street exit. Go west on Lee Street. Turn right on Bennett Street, which becomes Dudley Street, then Yanceyville Street and runs into Stadium (at Lindsay).
From the North/220 (North of Greensboro/from Roanoke)
Take 220 South, which becomes Battleground Ave. in Greensboro. Take Wendover East to Summit Ave. exit. Follow Summit to Yanceyville Street and turn left. Stadium is on left side at Lindsay.
From Hwy. 29 (North of Greensboro/from Danville)
From 29, take Summit Ave. Turn left on Yanceyville Street. Stadium is on left side.