A historic ballpark is getting some upgrades, as $1.6 million worth of improvements are taking place at Spartanburg, SC’s Duncan Park Stadium.
Originally opening in 1926, Duncan Park Stadium served as home to several affiliated minor league and summer-collegiate baseball teams that played in Spartanburg. That included a long stint by the Spartanburg Phillies (Low A; Sally League), who played there from 1963-1994, and a later run with the Spartanburg Stingers (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League).
Although it has not hosted Coastal Plain League action since 2006, renovation work has kept Duncan Park Stadium going in more recent years, allowing it remain an active facility for events such as high school baseball. Spartanburg School District 7 is currently working to wrap up the latest renovations, which include upgraded dugouts and more. More from GoUpstate.com:
Thomas White, District 7′s assistant superintendent of administration, said the project encompasses much of the lower half of the baseball stadium complex. which should give student athletes access to facilities the aging stadium had long lacked.
White said the project was supposed to be completed by Feb. 6, but a few last-minute delays mean the project will likely be done by Feb. 13.
“Initially our goal was to go in and get the locker rooms up-fitted for our athletes who use that facility,” White said. “We’ve got both baseball and girls softball teams that will now have a locker room and places to store their uniforms and materials, along with showers and restrooms.”
White said the upgrade project has also included dugout areas, which now include restrooms on both sides, something he said teams have long requested.
Duncan Park Stadium was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 2016. Our archives feature a few stories on Duncan Park Stadium‘s history and the renovations efforts that have kept it active, including a visit to the ballpark in 2006 when it was still home to the Stingers.