(joint release from the Florence RedWolves and Francis Marion University)
FLORENCE, SC - The Florence RedWolves will play their final 11 home games of this season and any 2012 playoff games at Sparrow Stadium in the Griffin Athletic Complex at Francis Marion University starting in July.
The move from American Legion Field, the team’s current venue, provides the RedWolves with a modern stadium that was completed in April. Sparrow Stadium accommodates up to 1,700 people, and features a well-designed playing field, comfortable seating, berm seating, convenient concessions, modern restrooms, and locker rooms for players and umpires. Convenient paved parking lots are available to attendees at no charge. The Griffin Athletic Complex also features the FMU Softball Stadium, Hartzler Soccer Field, Lake Coleman, and Webb Plaza.
“We are pleased to welcome the RedWolves and their fans to FMU. The Griffin Athletic Complex is an extraordinary facility, and we’re delighted to have yet another opportunity to share it with the Florence and Pee Dee community,” said University President Fred Carter. “Good baseball in a good ballpark will provide the foundation for an enjoyable summer.”
“We really look forward to playing at Francis Marion University. Cormell Field and Sparrow Stadium are incredible, and the players will absolutely love it,” said team owner Kevin Barth. “While the game location is changing, our fans will still be able to enjoy the wide variety of concession, souvenirs, and in-game promotions they have come to love. Even more than that, our fans will love the game-day atmosphere in the new facility with the amenities it offers. There is not a bad seat in the house, and our fans will enjoy being right on top of the action.
“This is a very exciting time for the RedWolves and our family. We have the best and most loyal fans in the league, and we are glad we were able to arrange to play in a ballpark of the quality that both our team and our fans deserve.”
Single-game ticket prices, concessions and souvenir prices will remain the same. For game and ticket information, please visit www.florenceredwolves.com .
The Florence RedWolves play in the Coastal Plain League, a nationally recognized wooden bat college summer league. The RedWolves have been owned by Florence attorney Kevin Barth and his wife since 2001.