New entertainment complex near Fluor Field

The newest entertainment complex in downtown Greenville is slated to open this week. It’s called District 356 and borders Fluor Field on Field Street. We first told you about the complex in February 2021 when Greenville city leaders unanimously passed an ordinance creating the project. (See this story above) The goal was to create a pedestrian-friendly environment around the baseball field and provide a way to bring foot traffic to the West End area on game days and beyond. The area is modeled after Jersey Street in Boston’s Fenway Park. The video below shows renders presented in 2021: “It’s kind of inspired by Fenway Park and what they accomplished there with Jersey Street,” Greenville Drive general manager Eric Jarinko said in 2021. “The The fan experience really begins before you even step inside the stadium, and that’s what we’re trying to achieve here.” District 356 will expand on many of Fluor Field’s special events and community celebrations. “We look at this as a place for festivals, for events. A Place where people can gather and picnic and eat or have concerts or other music events.” So what’s behind the name? District 356 refers to Shoeless Joe Jackson’s lifetime batting average in the major leagues. The district is also referred to as a trail serving between an adjacent apartment project called The .408, which itself pays homage to Jackson’s batting average – particularly the sei of the 1911 season. The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday and will be held in conjunction with the drive’s annual Green Day celebration, commemorating the founding of the city of Greenville.

The newest entertainment complex in downtown Greenville is slated to open this week.

It’s called District 356 and borders Fluor Field at Field Street.

We first told you about the complex in February 2021, when Greenville city leaders unanimously passed an ordinance creating the project. (Check out this story above)

The goal was to create a pedestrian-friendly environment around the baseball field and provide a way to bring foot traffic to the West End area on game days and beyond.

The area is modeled after Jersey Street in Boston’s Fenway Park.

The following video shows renderings presented in 2021:

“It’s kind of an inspiration from Fenway Park and what they accomplished there with Jersey Street,” Greenville Drive general manager Eric Jarinko said in 2021. “The fan experience really starts before you even step inside the stadium.” enter, and that’s really what we’re trying to achieve here.”

District 356 will be extending many of Fluor Field’s special events and community celebrations.

“We don’t view this as just a Greenville Drive or baseball proposal,” Greenville City spokeswoman Beth Brotherton said when the project was announced. “We see this as a place for festivals, for events. A place where people can gather and have a picnic and eat or have concerts or other musical events.”

So what’s behind the name? District 356 refers to Shoeless Joe Jackson’s lifetime batting average in the major leagues. The precinct will also serve as a pathway between an adjacent apartment project called The .408, which itself pays homage to Jackson’s batting average — particularly that of his 1911 season.

The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday and will be held in conjunction with the drive’s annual Green Day celebration, commemorating the founding of the city of Greenville.

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