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STALLINGS STADIUM AT ELM STREET PARK - Elm Street Park is the crown jewel of Greenville Little Leagues' baseball.  Opening on May 23, 1951 Elm Street Park is the permanent home to the Greenville Little Leagues City Championship Series and the Opening Night game to each season of Greenville Little Leagues baseball.

Stallings Stadium at Elm Street Park also serves as the permanent home to Little League Baseball's Southeast Region Tournament of State Champions (TOSC).  Each summer for back to back weeks Elm Street hosts the state champion 8-10 year old and 9-11 year old teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.  The TOSCs typically take place during the last week in July and end in the first days of August.

Elm Street Park was nearly destroyed by the floodwaters of Hurricane Floyd in September of 1999.  This event, however represented a rebirth of the ballpark and it is now better than ever.  On Halloween weekend of 1999 Diamond Pro (a groundskeeping product company) and Chris Ball arrived on the scene with an army of volunteer workers and rebuilt the field in one long weekend.  As they left town they asked that Greenville Little Leagues try and maintain the field as they had left it.  Their expectations were exceeded.  Elm Street Park is now a championship caliber field that is a desired destination for any Little Leaguer. 

Beginning in 2007 major improvements began to appear on the landscape of the old ballpark.  To spruce things up for the 2007 North Carolina Little League State Tournament there were 4 major additions to the park.  The first, was two brick walls which extended from the end of each bullpen to the outfield fences.  These walls, totaling about 176 feet in length, were completed only two days prior to the start of the regular season.  The walls not only add beauty to the park they provide many more spectator opportunities for people down each foulline.  These walls were built by the Eastern North Carolina Brick Masonry Council at less than 1/4 the normal cost of such a project. 

The second addition was a brand new MUSCO lighting system which was in place by the third week of the season.  Replacing an older and perhaps outdated system, the MUSCO lights provide approximately 70 foot candles of light in the infield and approximately 50 foot candles of light in the outfield.  The amount of light put out by these lights exceeds the minimum standards set for Little League fields by Little League International. 

The third improvement was the Joey Overby Memorial Viewing Deck.  Located high above the right field bleachers, the viewing deck provides spectacular views of the ballgame and provides lawn chair seating for about 30 spectators.  This deck was built by Cherry Construction at a very substantial discount to Greenville Little Leagues.  The Joey Overby viewing deck is in "Section 13" of the park.  The "13" represents the number which young Joey wore proudly for the Optimist team during his years as a Greenville Little Leaguer.

The last addition was a 35 foot flag pole stationed in dead center field which proudly displays Old Glory for each Little League game. It is flanked by two 30 foot flag poles which display a variety of different flags throughout the season.

Elm Street Park also has two (new in 2010) DAKTRONICS scoreboards (one of which has inning by inning scoring capabilities).   A digital message center, and a clock topping the left field scoreboard set this scoreboard apart from so many others. Elm Street also has two sets of digital pitch count boards which allow spectators and participants to view the current pitch count from virtually anywhere in the park.

Beginning on January 2, 2012 and finished on June 22, 2012 Stallings Stadium at Elm Street Park sprang out of the earth at the historic old ballyard.  A 1.1 million dollar donation from the Stallings family of Greenville made the dreams of all involved with Greenville Little Leagues a reality.  Stallings Stadium was designed by Greenville based Hite and Associates and built by Greenville's Hudson Brothers Construction Company.  Stallings Stadium contains 234 green, chair back, stadium style seats.  Every seat features a cup holder and its own unique view of the action on the field.  Other than the first two or three rows the seating area is covered by a metal roof which protects the spectators from the sun and rain.

The stadium's 40 foot long climate controlled  pressbox features an administrative office and room for approximately 10 game day staff and members of the media. The stadium also features a substantial amount of storage for the groundskeeping equipment which takes care of the field.  The stadium's first full season of Greenville Little League baseball will be in 2013.

Elm Street Park has an infield of 419 Bermuda grass and an outfield of common Bermuda grass.  The grass portion of the field is overseeded with perennial rye grass each fall.  The rye grass phases out each year as the heat of summer arrives.  The infield is mowed with a walk behind John Deere reel mower while the outfield is mowed with a John Deere triplex reel mower.  The entire grass surface of the field is mowed at a height of 1 inch.  The skinned (clay) portion of the field is a mix of clay, sand, and silt screened at 1/4". Fresh clay comes in each fall and is incorporated in to the skinned areas as needed.  The skinned portion of the infield is top dressed with Turface MVP top dressing.

The outfield fence at Elm Street is 200 feet from home plate.  The wood fence was built in the spring of 2005 by the Elite Fence Company.


1055 S. Elm Street
Greenville, NC 27858

Stallings Stadium at Elm Street Park Capsule

First Little League game at Elm Street Park Site - May 23,1951 (approximate cost of original field - $5,000)  In the first game Exchange defeated Moose 7-0.

First Game with Stallings Stadium at Elm Street Park completed - June 22, 2012 (approximate cost of stadium $1.1 million)

Surface - Natural Grass (419 Bermuda in infield, Common Bermuda in outfield)

Outfield Fence - 200 feet from foul pole to foul pole.  Outfield wall is made of wood and stands 4 feet tall.

Capacity - 1,000 (approximately) THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF SEATING IN EACH SECTION: 

Stallings Stadium (Sections 101-103) 234 seats, Sections 201-207 (right field bleachers) 400 seats, Section 13 (above right field bleachers in foul territory is the Joey Overby  Viewing Deck) allows space for 30 lawn chair seats.   Standing room and additional lawn chair seating allows for approximately 350 additional spectators.

Restrooms - Located in Elm Street Center building (behind first base dugout) also located in Marvin's Mini Mart (just beyond left centerfield fence).

Concessions - Located in Elm Street Center building down the right field line.

Parking - Elm Street Park has 103 marked spaces with overflow parking in marked spaces along Elm Street and across the street at the Drew Steele Center.


Elmhurst School Practice Field 
The Elmhurst School Practice Field is located at the corner of Berkley Road and 14th Street. The field features a backstop and side fencing. Located on the corner of the Elmhurst School playground, the field is just across the street from East Carolina University's Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

1815 West Berkley Road
Greenville, North Carolina 27858
 
Guy Smith Little League Field 
Guy Smith Little League Field was built in the mid 60s and is a part of Guy Smith Park. Guy Smith Stadium, Guy Smith Prep Field, and Guy Smith Little League Field are the three fields that make up this great setting for youth baseball. Guy Smith Little League Field was built to fit the small corner of the park that it occupies. The shape of the field is the most unique in Greenville Little Leagues. The side fencing down the 1st and 3rd baselines is angled toward the playing field allowing little room between the foullines and the side fence deep in the outfield. The outfield fences are 200 feet from right field to center field. The distance to the leftfield foul pole is only 180 feet but quickly goes out to 192 feet and then comes back in to 188 feet in left center field. Long homeruns to left field at Guy Smith have been known to clear the street and land in the Home Builder's lumber yard. Guy Smith Little League Field has restrooms, a concession stand, dugouts and a DAKTRONICS scoreboard.  

2113 Myrtle Avenue
Greenville, North Carolina 27834

James J. and Mamie Perkins Athletic Complex 
The Perkins Athletic Complex has played host to Greenville Little Leagues' games since it's opening in April of 1990. The Perkins Complex consists of the Kiwanis Field, VFW Field, two full sized batting cages and the Perkins Practice Field. Each game field has bleacher seating, LED DAKTRONICS scoreboards with pitch counters, a concession stand, and clean, well kept restrooms. Outfield fences on each field are 200 feet all the way around. Games are played 6 days a week on each of the fields.

The Perkins Athletic Complex is also home to Greenville Little Leagues' Fall Baseball, Greenie League games, and Greenville Little Leagues' Minor League games.  

1701 East 14th Street
Greenville, North Carolina 27858

West Meadowbrook Park 
West Meadowbrook Park is located off HWY 11, near the airport, on Legion Street. There is one Little League practice field at West Meadowbrook.

900 Legion Street
Greenville , North Carolina 27834

Jaycee Park

2000 Cedar Ln,
Greenville, NC 27858























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