McNair Field


McNair Field is a 3,000 seat baseball stadium located in Forest City, North Carolina.  The town of Forest City approved the construction of the stadium at the site of Legion Field behind the Cool Springs Administrative Office in May of 2007. McNair Field was designed by McGill Associates of Asheville, NC. The park is named after the owner of the NFL's Houston Texans, Robert C. McNair (passed away November 2018), whose contribution made construction of the stadium possible. McNair was a native of Forest City, North Carolina and played baseball on Legion Field as a child.

McNair Field includes many seating options for fans.  There are box seats and general admission seats in the partially covered grandstands.  There is also a multi-level wooden deck structure (aka The Perch) that includes pub tables and chairs and a row of chairs along a bar ledge.  There is an area with picnic tables for enjoying those ballpark treats.  There is an air-conditioned suite that holds up to 12 fans.  Fans are also encouraged to bring a blanket and take advantage of the grassy areas behind first and third base for lounging on those lazy summer nights.

McNair Field includes two concession stands located on the right field and left field sides of the ballpark.  Restrooms are located on the back side of each concession stand.  There is a scoreboard complete with one of the CPL's only videoboards, which measures 8'10" by 15', minor league-style dugouts and bullpens, and a state-of-the-art lighting system.  There is a press box housing game day operations, media personnel, and home and away radio broadcasters.

McNair Field features a full line of concession products including hamburgers, hot dogs, candy, chips, nachos and popcorn.  There is a variety of soft drinks, as well as bottled water.

In 2009, McNair Field was named the best baseball field in the country in the category of Schools and Parks by the Sports Turf Management Association. The STMA is a non-profit professional organization of groundskeepers. McNair Field was one of 14 category winners. McNair Field was also named 4th Best Collegiate Summer Stadium in America in 2016.