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Columbia Fireflies’ new ballpark ready to come alive

The view from the Bojangles' Berm at Spirit Communications Park
The view from the Bojangles' Berm at Spirit Communications Park tglantz@thestate.com

Ten things to see and do at Spirit Communications Park for the Columbia Fireflies’ home opener:

1. Mason Jar

Name for Fireflies’ merchandise store. The Fireflies’ logo and merchandise is some of the coolest in the minors.

2. Wi-Fi

There will be free Wi-Fi at 86 access points throughout the stadium

3. Food, food

There are four concession areas in concourse area, and there are 25 rolling carts for specialty food and beverages.

4. Kids Zone

Located on the third-base-side concourse, it will feature inflatables, slides and games for kids.

5. Bojangles’ Berm

$5 seats are cheapest and people can sit in the grassy area located in right-center field.

6. Bullpen boxes

The 8x9 railed off areas down left-field line include a high-top table, four chairs and table service. Tickets are $48 per table.

7. Broad River Balcony

Outdoor open loft area with access to club lounge but outfitted with its own bar and suited for large groups.

8. Game-day promotions

In-game promotions include launching softee balls into the crowd and different “cams” shown on the massive video board.

9. On-deck seating

First five rows behind home plate are the on-deck seating and are just 45 feet from the plate. Tickets are $12.

10. Picnic area

Down right field line, it is for groups of 50 or more who get a picnic table seat and all-you-can-eat food for $25 each.

FIREFLIES VIDEOS: The stadium under construction

Spirit Communications Park

Facts and figures about the new stadium:

Capacity: 7,501 for baseball

Luxury suites: 16

Construction cost: $37 million

Video Board: 1,500 square feet tall and 25 x 50 feet wide

Dimensions

Left: 319 feet

Left-center: 372 feet

Center: 400 feet

Right-center: 382 feet

Right: 330 feet

Fireflies Gameday

Who: Greenville at Columbia

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where: Spirit Communications Park

Radio: 620 AM in Columbia area or on the Tunein App

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