Greenville's newest destination for entertainment is slated to open at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on Field Street beside the Greenville Drive's Fluor Field, before the Drive play the Hickory Crawdads at 7:05 p.m.
The Boston-inspired area of District 356 will house outdoor entertainment spaces on game days for the Drive, a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, and at times feature street performers, pop-up shops, food trucks, live performances and more.
Here's what to know about the area.
How the new District 356 got its name from Shoeless Joe Jackson:
Originally pitched to be "Jackson Way" before being changed to "District 356," the area is named for Greenville baseball legend "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's lifetime batting average.
District 356 is modeled after Jersey Street at Boston's Fenway Park.
The pedestrian plaza is to be used on game days and for other special events.
District 356 bridges to a nearby apartment project, the .408 Jackson, which is a nod to Jackson's batting average in 1911.
Greenville City Council signed off on a $2.5 million development agreement for the project with Greenville Drive owner Craig Brown's West End Stadium LLC.
Fluor Field made improvements such as clubhouse expansion to provide more amenities, an additional hitting tunnel for players, and accommodations for female coaches and umpires.
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