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JEFF BLAKE
SEGRA PARK
The Fireflies are the Class A affiliate
of the New York Mets. Bustling
Segra Park opened in 2016 and
marked the return of Minor League
baseball to South Carolina’s capital.
The ballpark quickly became famous
for its Splash Zone, a favorite among
younger fans. In addition, Segra
Park is known for themed gamedays,
including dog-friendly Wag-Along
Wednesday and Christmas in July.
Greenville Drive
FLUOR FIELD
The Greenville Drive are a Class A
affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, and
fan-friendly Fluor Field features
a 30-foot replica of Fenway Park’s
famed Green Monster. The team
added Green Monster seating for
lucky fans back in 2017 and they
instantly became a big hit. Named
for Greenville’s affiliations with
driving (Michelin and BMW have
major operations in the area), other
Drive promotions include pregame
autograph sessions and postgame
fireworks shows.
Augusta
GreenJackets
SRP PARK
Awarded 2018 Ballpark of the
Year by Ballpark Digest and BallParks.
com, SRP Park opened along the
Savannah River in North Augusta
in 2018 to rave reviews from record
crowds. The Augusta GreenJackets
are the proud Minor League affiliate
of the San Francisco Giants. Popular
promotions include bobblehead
giveaways, pre-game live music and
Tuesday Brew-and-Qs.
Charleston
RiverDogs
JOSEPH P. RILEY, JR. PARK,
“THE JOE”
With actor Bill Murray as a co-owner
and official Director of Fun, every
game day is a fun day (or night) at
The Joe, where the RiverDogs play
as the Class A team for the New York
Yankees. With Murray frequently
at the ballpark, the RiverDogs have
become well-known for a wide variety
of sheer shenanigans, such as their
Helicopter Ball Drop for Cash,
where lucky fans win cash when their
ball lands closest to home plate.
Friday night fireworks over the Ashley
River are also a fan fave.
PERRY BAKER
Columbia Fireflies
Myrtle Beach
Pelicans
TICKETRETURN.COM FIELD
A ticket to a Myrtle Beach Pelicans
game guarantees family fun for
vacationers and locals. The Pelicans
are a Class A Advanced affiliate of
the Chicago Cubs. Fans love the
game-day themes such as Taco &
Tallboys Tuesday, Thirsty Thursday
and Family Sunday. Pre-game
autograph sessions, playing catch on
the field and running the bases with
mascots—Splash and Rally Shark—are
other crowd-pleasers.
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