McCormick Field

Park Name: McCormick Field

Tenants: Asheville Tourists (South Atlantic League)

Opened: 1924

Grandstand Rebuilt: 1992

Address: 30 Buchanan Place, Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Dimensions: 326' (L), 373' (C), 297' (R)

Former Tenants:

Asheville Tourists (South Atlantic League) 1924-1930

Asheville Tourists (Piedmont League) 1931-1932, 1934-1942

Asheville Blues (Negro Southern League) 1940-1949

Asheville Tourists (Tri-State League) 1946-1955

Asheville Tourists (South Atlantic League) 1959-1963

Asheville Tourists (Southern League) 1964-1966

Asheville Tourists (Carolina League) 1967

Asheville Tourists (Southern League) 1968-1975

Asheville Tourists (Western Carolinas League) 1976-1979

Asheville Tourists (South Atlantic League) 1980-2019

Carolina Diamonds (National Pro Fastpitch) 2012 {Alternate Field}

Asheville Tourists (High-A East) 2021

The view from behind home plate at McCormick Field.

The view from down the first base line. The bleacher section in the trees belongs to the town's football stadium, located on the hill above the ballpark.

The view from down the third base line, looking toward the wall in right field.

The grandstand at McCormick Field. The current concrete grandstand replaced the original wooden structure in the early 1990's.

McCormick Field and downtown Asheville, as seen from the football bleachers on top of the hill.

The grandstand runs right up against the hill behind the grandstand.

Field box seating has been added in front of the backstop, creating sharp angles in the foul territory behind the plate.

Rail seating runs the length of the third base line, leading to a picnic area in the left field corner.

A mural in the picnic area celebrates the history of McCormick Field. It is one of the few fields left standing that once hosted Negro League baseball.

Tourists' championship banners hang over the concrete bleachers in the right field corner.

The clubhouse suite in the right field corner sits in the same building as the team store and clubhouses.

The bullpen features a small covered bench next to the 36 foot wall in right field.

The park's dimensions are limited by the hill behind it and the access road running up the hill, leading to the short dimensions and giant wall in right field.

The Asheville Tourists on the field during a game at McCormick Field.