Current Team: Savannah Sand Gnats
Current Affiliate: New York Mets (since 1996)
Seating Capacity: 4,000
Dimensions: LF 322
Year Opened: 1941
Former Notable Players: Steve Bedrosian, Adrian Beltre, Travis Hafner, Carlos Pena, C.J. Wilson, and Ryan Zimmerman.
Located in picturesque Daffin Park in Savannah, Georgia, the brick and steel Grayson Stadium is the home field of the Savannah Sand Gnats minor league baseball team, the Class-A affiliate of the New York Mets. It was built after much of its predecessor, Municipal Stadium, had been leveled in a hurricane. However, World War II prevented the completion so several rows of temporary bleachers were used through the 1950s and still today an uncompleted portion of the grandstand is still visible. The remnants of Municipal Stadium are the grandstands down the first base line. The former left field grandstands brought the outfield wall in close at 290 feet, which taunted hitters until it was the stands were recently demolished.
The stadium is named for Savannah native, Spanish-American War hero, William Grayson, who led the drive to replace the hurricane-ravaged stadium.
From 1971 to 1983, the Savannah Braves of the Southern League played their home games here.