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ABOUT ELM STREET PARK

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Welcome to Stallings Stadium at Elm Street Park

FOR GPS PURPOSES ELM STREET PARK'S ADDRESS IS 1055 SOUTH ELM STREET, GREENVILLE, NC 27858. 

  Elm Street Park is the crown jewel of Greenville Little Leagues' baseball. Opening on May 23, 1951 as Greenville's original Little League field, Elm Street Park is the permanent home to the Greenville Little Leagues City Championship Series. In addition to numerous North Carolina Little League District 4 Tournaments, Greenville Little Leagues and Elm Street Park have in the past several years hosted North Carolina State Little League Tournaments in 1994, 2000 (9-10), 2007, 2009 (10-11), 2014, and 2016 (9-11).  Elm Street Park has been home to the Tournament of State Champions for 9-11 year olds since 2010 and the Tournament of State Champions for 8-10 year olds since 2014. 

Elm Street Park has an infield of 419 Bermuda grass and an outfield of common Bermuda grass. The infield is mowed frequently (nearly every day during the season) with a John Deere walk behind reel mower. The infield grass is maintained at a height of 1 inch. The outfield is kept at a height of 1 inch as well and it is mowed with a John Deere triplex reel mower.  The infield clay, which is top dressed with calcined clay, is meticulously maintained daily virtually the entire year.

The outfield fence at Elm Street is made of wood, bordered by a warning track, and is 200 feet from home plate at all points.  The outfield fence was moved from 175 feet to 200 feet in or about 1987.  The cozy, below ground dugouts have been a part of Elm Street since its beginning in 1951.

There were 4 new major additions to the park for the 2007 season. The first was two brick walls which extend to the outfield fences. The second project was a joint venture between the Greenville Recreation and Parks Department and Greenville Little Leagues. The old lighting system was removed and a brand new MUSCO Lighting system was put in place by the third week of the season. This new system exceeds the minimum standards set forth by Little League Baseball. The third addition was the Joey Overby Memorial Viewing Deck. Located high above the right field bleachers, the viewing deck provides spectacular views of the ballgame and lawn chair seating for approximately 20 spectators. The last addition was the three flag poles in center field. A 35 foot flag pole stationed in dead center field 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.  Many of these improvements were paid for by sponsors of the series of tournaments held at Elm Street that year.  EMBARQ, as the title sponsor for the Greenville Little Leagues' City Championship, District 4 11-12 tournament, and the 11-12 North Carolina State Little League Tournament, lead the way.

During the 2010 season four more additions were made to the park. First, the large scoreboard behind the left field fence was added. The new scoreboard, which features inning by inning scoring, includes a message board below as well as a truss and three foot clock with the Greenville Little Leagues' logo on top. Second, the scoreboard past the third base dugout was replaced.  This scoreboard features a simple display on a much smaller scoreboard than the main board in left field.  The purpose of this board is to allow people viewing the game from any spectator area to have a scoreboard within their field of vision.   Third, ten temporary flag poles, which are only out for postseason tournaments, were purchased to display the flags of teams visiting Elm Street.  For District Tournaments the flag poles will have flags which display the name of each league in NC District 4.  Of course for the Tournament of State Champions each state's flag will fly proudly above the field here at Elm Street. Fourth, the wooden benches, bat racks, helmet racks and water cooler holders in the dugouts were all added in 2010.  These items were purchased by local businesses and families.

In 2010, shortly after our first Tournament of State Champions (TOSC), the Stallings family of Greenville approached us about possibly making some improvements at the ballpark.  One thing led to another and we came up with the idea of building a small stadium behind home plate to replace the aluminum bleachers.  After visiting with Greenville based Hite & Associates architectural firm plans were made and presented to the Stallings family.  The Stallings approved our plans and soon after Hudson Brothers Construction Company was selected to build what is now known as "Stallings Stadium at Elm Street Park".  Ground was broke on the project in November of 2011 with actual construction  beginning on January 2, 2012.  The stadium was first used on June 22 of 2012.  Stallings Stadium also contains a full service press box along with pitch count boards both on the main scoreboard in left field and the front face of the press box.  Each of the 234 stadium seats are  "stadium style" chairback seats which are designed for the maximum amount of spectator comfort.  Elm Street Park can also accommodate 200 spectators in right field bleacher seating. With standing room and lawn chair seating, nearly 1,000 people can comfortably view the game making it the most spectator friendly Little League field in the state.

Since the Tournament of State Champions began at Elm Steet a large awning, protecting the area down the right field line in front of the Elm Street Center was donated and installed by Greenville Awning and Canopy.  This awining allows pepole waiting in line for concessions or buying sovenirs to be protected from the bright sunshine that is a part of most days here at the Tournament of State Champions.

Before the 2019 season two enhancements were made to the spectator area in right center field.  "Blaise's Picnic Area" in memory of Blaise Youngs was built adjacent to the right field bleachers.  This area contains three picnic tables that offer an elevated view for people wanting to have a snack and watch the game at the same time.  This area was funded by money raised from the 2018 version of "Blaise's Family Fun Day".  Above the bleachers in  right field yet another spectator seating deck has been built.  Offering breathtaking views from right over the right fielder's shoulder the "Jarman Family Viewing Deck" was completed during the 2019 regular season.  The deck offers lawn chair seating on two different levels immediately adjacent to the parking lot.  We are quite grateful to the Jarman Family for funding this project.

We are proud of our ballpark and we think that after spending time here you will enjoy it as much as the citizens of Greenville.





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