The Greenville Drive is hitting the big leagues.
The minor league baseball team will have one of its home games aired live on the CBS Sports Network.
Officials say more fans are coming to Fluor Field each year. An average of 5,000 people are packing the stadium to see the minor league baseball team play.
“Everyone gets to play. Everyone is involved,” said Ricus Askew.
“I just like coming to the field. It’s a cool field to watch baseball because it is a replica of Fenway. So it’s really cool,” said Trent Menzer.
City leaders say the ballpark has transformed parts of Greenville. “I grew up here, so it has been a huge change,” said Karen Menzer. “It’s awesome, because my husband is a Red Sox fan.”
And now, because of its success CBS has awarded the drives a chance to step up to the plate on national TV.
The Greenville Drive was chosen to be 9th out of 10 games to be aired live and that’s out of 160 minor league baseball teams in the US.
The park’s PR team says the broadcast will be like a 3 hour commercial. They’ll showcase everything the Fluor Field, downtown Greenville and the Red Sox minor league team has to offer.
The ball park is working with the city and visit Greenville to broadcast video of attractions and city highlights during the big game.
“I like to see all the home runs and the good plays,” Brody Menzer added.
Drive officials say the broadcast will be a great way to show the nation that Greenville is a baseball city with the passionate fans.
The broadcast is lining up with the Greenville Drive’s 10th anniversary season. The game will be available to more than 75 million subscribers to the CBS sports network.
Greenville Drive officials say they expect a sellout for the game but tickets are still available, for now. The game starts at 7 pm on Thursday July 30th. They’ll be up against the Lexington Legends.
To buy your family tickets call the Greenville Drive (864) 240-4528, or visit their website HERE.