Historic Columbia to host Closing Day at Capital City Stadium

Plans are revealed for celebration of city’s legendary baseball venue

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March, 5, 2020) – Historic Columbia on April 4 will host Closing Day at Capital City Stadium, a final farewell to the historic sports and entertainment venue located at 301 Assembly Street. The event will run from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and is free to the public.

Built in 1927, Capital City Stadium has been home to a variety of professional and college baseball teams, including the Columbia Comers, Columbia Reds, Capital City Bombers, Columbia Blowfish and Benedict College. The April 4 celebration will include tours through the stadium that will touch on some of the venue’s legendary moments, including the stories of players and teams who played there, the physical transformation of the stadium, racial integration of teams and fans and the history of baseball in Columbia.

Entertainment will be provided for visitors of all ages. Several children’s activities will be offered, including appearances by local baseball mascots and baseball players. Food trucks serving traditional stadium food along with popsicles will also be set up, as well as drink options from Craft & Draft Beer.

Historic Columbia is also partnering with independent film maker Lee Ann Kornegay for a documentary about Capital City Stadium. Kornegay will be on hand April 4 to capture memories from visitors. Those willing to share their memories of the stadium are encouraged to share meaningful moments for them from any time period they spent at the stadium.

Closing Day at Capital City Stadium is free with available parking behind the stadium, by entering through the gate on Assembly Street. Visit historiccolumbia.org/capitalcitystadium for more information.

About Historic Columbia:

In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of six historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit historiccolumbia.org or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.


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