Spartanburg’s Design Review Board approves plans for Fifth Third Park

The largest investment in Spartanburg’s history, Fifth Third Park will bring minor league baseball to Sparkle City.

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Someone pass the cracker jacks. | Rendering by The Johnson Group via The City of Spartanburg

(Almost) play ball. The City of Spartanburg’s Design Review Board approved plans for Fifth Third Park, the city’s $58.6 million baseball stadium.

Approval was given with an agreement from Johnson Development Associates to upgrade the streetscape near the AC Hotel downtown.

Here are some fast facts:

  • This project is the biggest investment in Spartanburg’s history.
  • The stadium will have ~3,500 seats.
  • This will be home to the Down East Wood Ducks, a minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
  • The stadium will be built on 14.5 acres of land at West Henry Street + South Daniel Morgan Avenue.

In addition to the stadium, the project includes:

  • 375 apartments
  • A 150-room hotel
  • Office + commercial space
  • A public plaza
  • Parking for ~1,500 vehicles

The first pitch is scheduled to take place on March 7, 2025, so Sparkle City residents should start getting ready to root for their home team.