Kinston Indians Games Numbered

Kinston Indians logo seen over historic Gringer Stadium.

The Kinston Indians are now down to their final 10 games at historic Grainger Stadium.

The Indians were sold in December and are moving to Zebulon in Wake County when this season ends. Grainger Stadium has been home to minor league baseball in Kinston since 1949.

Kinston mayor, B.J. Murphy says losing the team will mean the city loses $30,000 in revenue, not including impact to surrounding businesses. Mayor Murphy says if any announcement on a future team is pending, it would not happen until after the season. He also added that even if a team doesn't come in time for the 2012 season, he's "optimistic professional baseball will be played again in Kinston."

The Indians are home Monday through Wednesday before another road trip. Their final homestand runs August 26 through September 2.


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  • by Bye Indians on Aug 15, 2011 at 03:00 PM
    Hate to see any team leave NC but enjoyed watching and supporting you. guys while you were here
  • by Historic? on Aug 15, 2011 at 01:41 PM
    So, if a structure is 60 years old, it qualifies as "historic"? My dictionary says; "significant in history: important in or affecting the course of history. . . I guess I missed the importance of a minor league baseball stadium....in a two-horse town
  • by Last Chance on Aug 15, 2011 at 01:37 PM
    The last chance for some of the local residents to steal things out of spectators cars and rob a few unsuspecting fans. Greenville would be a better place for them. The thugs in G-vegas need money so bad, they're robbing the Sonic every other Sunday. ;D ...The Indians fans should provide some extra income. The gangs might want to "flash mob" them, too.
  • by Last Chance on Aug 15, 2011 at 01:37 PM
    The last chance for some of the local residents to steal things out of spectators cars and rob a few unsuspecting fans. Greenville would be a better place for them. The thugs in G-vegas need money so bad, they're robbing the Sonic every other Sunday. ;D ...The Indians fans should provide some extra income. The gangs might want to "flash mob" them, too.
  • by G on Aug 15, 2011 at 11:25 AM
    Professional baseball would stand a much better chance in Greenville rather than Kinston.
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