Kinston, North Carolina's Historic Grainger Stadium is the Carolina League's second oldest ballpark, having opened in 1949 and was named one of Livability.com's Top 10 Minor League Ball Parks Worth Visiting.
Kinston, a recipient of the prestigious All America City Award, is located 80 miles east of Raleigh. Spirit AeroSystems' manufacturing jobs as well as Lenoir County's Global TransPark secured the area's place as a major player in the aerospace industry. The Neuse River winds its way through Kinston, providing boaters with a relaxing place to paddle. Down-home restaurants and the Kinston Indians minor league ball club promote a family-friendly atmosphere.