New entertainment complex near Floor Field

The newest entertainment complex in downtown Greenville is set to open this week. It is called District 356 and is adjacent to Floor 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 that story above) The goal was to create a pedestrian-friendly environment around the baseball field and continue to bring foot traffic to the West End area on game days and beyond. The field is modeled after Jersey Street at Fenway Park in Boston. The video below shows renderings presented in 2021: “This is the inspiration for Fenway Park and what they’ve done there on Jersey Street,” Greenville Drive General Manager Eric Zarinko said in 2021. “The fan experience really starts before you walk in. The ballpark, and that’s really what we’re trying to achieve here.” District 356 will expand many of Flour Field’s special events and community celebrations. “We’re looking at this as more than just a Greenville Drive or baseball proposal,” Greenville city spokeswoman Beth Brotherton said when the project was announced. “We’re looking at it as a place for festivals, events. A place where people can gather and have picnics and eat or have concerts or other musical opportunities.” So what’s behind the name? District 356 refers to the lifetime batting average of shoeless Joe Jackson in the major leagues. The District would also serve as a gateway to an adjacent apartment project known as The .408, a tribute to Jackson’s batting average—specifically his 1911 season. A grand opening and ribbon cutting is set 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 set to open this week.

It is called District 356 and is next to Floor 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 story above)

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

The field is modeled after Jersey Street at Fenway Park in Boston.

The video below shows renderings presented in 2021:

“It’s the inspiration for Fenway Park and what they’ve accomplished there on Jersey Street,” Greenville Drive general manager Eric Zarinko said in 2021. I’m trying to finish here.”

District 356 will expand Fluor Field’s many special events and community celebrations.

“We’re only looking at it as a Greenville Drive or baseball proposal,” Greenville city spokeswoman Beth Brotherton said when the project was announced. “We’re looking at it as a place for festivals, events. A place where people can gather and have picnics and eat or have concerts or other musical opportunities.”

So what’s behind the name? District 356 Refers to Shoeless Joe Jackson’s lifetime batting average in the major leagues. The District would also serve as a gateway to an adjacent apartment project known as The .408, a tribute to Jackson’s batting average—specifically his 1911 season.

A grand opening and ribbon cutting is set 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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