August 10, 2011
Where is this? – NewBridge Bank Park
This statue is located at the corner of Eugene Street and Bellemeade Street, this public art features Guilford the Grasshopper, the mascot of the community’s professional baseball team. The statue also features Miss Babe Ruth. Miss Babe is a labrador retriever who is more than just a pretty face – she brings out balls to the umpire and serves a the “bat-dog” for the home team.
NewBridge Bank Park is home to the Greensboro Grasshoppers minor league baseball team. The stadium opened its gates to a crowd of 8,540 on April 3, 2005 with a Grasshoppers exhibition game against the Florida Marlins. This state-of-the-art facility features a 30′ wide, open-air concourse, 36 concession points of sale, the Go Triad GrandStand outdoor sports bar, a kid-safe play park and numerous amenities.
The stadium’s seating capacity currently stands at 7,499 which includes 5,300 chair back seats, 16 luxury suites and 2 grass berm and picnic areas, though the stadium was constructed to meet Class AA standards with room for expansion beyond. In November 2007, the stadium was renamed NewBridge Bank Park. The stadium is located at 408 Bellmeade Street and hosts over 60 games a year.
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