William L. Grayson Stadium is a stadium in Savannah, Georgia. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the Savannah Bananas of the Coastal Plain League collegiate summer baseball league. It was also the part-time home of the Savannah State University college baseball team. It was also used from 1927 until 1959 for the annual Thanksgiving Day game between Savannah High School and Benedictine Military School. Known as "Historic Grayson Stadium" it was built in 1926. It holds 4,000 people. It also served as the home of the Savannah Sand Gnats from 1984-2015.
Historic Grayson Stadium
Grayson Stadium in 2019
|Full name||William L. Grayson Stadium|
|Former names||Municipal Stadium|
|Location||1401 East Victory Drive|
Savannah, Georgia 31404
|Owner||City of Savannah|
|Field size||Left Field: 322 feet (98 m)|
Center Field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right Field: 310 feet (94 m)
($1.98 million in 2018 dollars)
|Savannah Indians (SEL) (1926–1928)|
Savannah Indians (1936–1942) (SL)
Savannah Indians (1946–1953) (SL)
Savannah Athletics (1954–1955) (SL)
Savannah Redlegs (1956–1958) (SL)
Savannah Reds (SL) (1959)
Savannah Pirates (SL) (1960)
Savannah White Sox (SL) (1962)
Savannah Senators (SL) (1968–1969)
Savannah Indians (SL) (1970)
Savannah Braves (SL) (1971–1983)
Savannah Cardinals (SAL) (1984–1995)
Savannah Sand Gnats (SAL) (1996–2015)
Savannah Bananas (CPL) (2016–present)
Originally known as Municipal Stadium, it first served as the home field of the minor league Savannah Indians. In 1932, it hosted the Boston Red Sox for spring training. The park underwent major renovations in 1941, following a devastating hurricane in 1940. Spanish–American War veteran General William L. Grayson led the effort to get the $150,000 needed to rebuild the stadium. Half of the funds came from the Works Progress Administration (WPA). In recognition of Grayson's work, the stadium was renamed in his honor.
The park went through a two-year renovation process that started prior to the 2007 season.
Grayson Stadium was the venue for the 2017 GHSA Baseball Championships for Class 1A Private, Class 2A, Class 3A, and Class 5A, where Wayne County, Yellow Jacket fans set an attendance record for their doubleheader against Loganville on May 25 in the 5A Championship.
NCAA Division I college baseball venues in Georgia
Sports arenas and stadiums in Savannah, Georgia
|Division championships (10)|
|Wild card berths (7)|