Sims Legion Park

Sims Park was built on land donated by Brown Wilson in memory of Lt. Albert H. Sims, a World War II veteran.  Originally given to the American Legion Post 23, it is now owned by the City of Gastonia and serves as the home of the American Legion Post 23 baseball team and the Gastonia Grizzlies, a summer, wooden-bat league for college players(Coastal Plain League).  The stadium field is dedicated to Buddy Lewis, a local legend as a Post 23 player from the 1930’s, major leaguer with the Washington Senators and longtime Post 23 supporter.  The facility is also used for local high school and collegiate games, as well as other sports and activities.
The facility features a regulation 360’, lighted and irrigated professional baseball stadium with covered grandstand seating plus bleacher seating; ticket booth and concourse entrance; press box; dressing facilities, restrooms; concession areas and office space.  There are two outlying, lighted recreational ball fields (1 at 185’ and 1 at 300’).
Hours of Operation:  By schedule only for Buddy Lewis Field.  Dawn - Dusk, daily for recreational fields.  Lighted outdoor fields operate independently when scheduled.
The Athletics Office schedules all field reservations for Sims Park.
Athletics Office
109 W. Second Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
(P.O. Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.869.1018 (office)
704.842.5104 (fax)
Physical Address:
1001 N Marietta St
Gastonia, NC 28054


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