Parks and Recreation Director Roderick Simmons fielded criticism over the parking changes from multiple community members and athletic groups. The city’s efforts to reduce the burden of event parking in the East End, Edgehill, Hunt Hill and Oakhurst neighborhoods, they said, had hampered their access to the athletic facility.
“The city allowed the builder to go through all the expensive steps required to get total approval from all regulatory agencies, and then several Council members announced their intent to vote against it because, in their great wisdom, they have made the arbitrary decision that Asheville already has too many hotels.”
Asheville has seen numerous minor league teams come and go throughout the years, but its long-established baseball team is now joined by minor league soccer and football clubs that are redefining the local sports landscape.
Whether you favor pig pickin’ or watermelon, live music or a dramatic reading of the “Declaration of Independence,” there’s something for everyone this holiday, and Xpress has all your pie-flavored, freedom-filled needs covered.
AVL Beer Week 2017 presents a full roster of special releases, tap takeovers, festivals, dinners, parties and even some opportunities for yoga and bhangra dancing.
This season, 11 Thursday home games at McCormick Field will feature discounts on local brews.
“The blackout on Tourist games seems to reflect a discriminating and fact-centric bias whose baleful influence threatens the entire pluralistic ethos of alternative publications such as this one.”
On the heels of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s recent announcement of its 2012-2013 season, Music Director Daniel Meyer will throw the first pitch at the Asheville Tourists game on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Read on for ASO season information and an entertaining example of sports-meets-classical-music courtesy of Peter Schickele. (Pictured: ASO’s principal violist, Kara Poorbaugh, who performs Vaughan Williams’ “Flos Campi” on April 20, 2013. Photo by Michael Morel)
No matter the ability or skill level, there is a way to adapt the great American pastime to make it accessible to all.
Six Asheville Tourists baseball players and Ted E. Tourist took a break from the diamond to visit kids at Mission Children’s Hospital on May 29. They played board games, built Lego houses and, of course, played a modified game of catch. (Photos by Caitlin Byrd)
Sometimes you just need a little Getaway — not a big-to-do, not a major trip, just a little escape. Here’s the next video in our Xpress Getaway series: the Asheville Tourists at McCormick Field. Since 1924, there’s been baseball at McCormick, and everyone from Lou Gehrig to Jackie Robinson, and from Willie Stargell to Cal Ripkin Jr. has played in this historic park.
The Asheville Tourists, a minor-league team in the South Atlantic League, has been sold to the DeWine family of Ohio; son Brian DeWine is moving to town with his young family.
The Asheville Tourists baseball team is back again for another season at historic McCormick Field.