The Lynchburg Hillcats, a Single A affiliate of Pittsburgh, play at Lynchburg City Stadium on Calvin Falwell Field, which was built in 1939 and received a major rebuild in 2003. Seating is 4,281. This location was a rain-out game in 2003, so we were happy to be able to come back and see a great A level stadium. We purchased Reserved seating, but when we found out that we could sit behind home in General Admission seating we did just that. The Hillcats were playing the Kinston Indians and won a shut-out 2-0 in the bottom of the 10th on a two run homer. The box score was Indians R-0, H-5, E-0 and Hillcats R-2, H-8, E-1. The field lines are RF & LF-325', CF-390'. There was an umpire controversy earlier in the game when a runner at 2nd and 1st were both called out because the umpire thought the runner at 2nd had slid too roughly, which prevented a double play. But for that call the Hillcats would have won in nine, since there was a runner at third who scored, but the outs involved in the slide were the second and third. Jim Bibby is leading a song. He was a pitcher for Pittsburgh and the Lynchburg pitching coach for 13 years. His number is retired and painted on a ball on the outfield fence. Southpaw is the mascot. One between inning activity has 3 adults hopping on the big balls down the 3rd baseline. 2017-new logo.
Attractions
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest - The house, one of only two that Jefferson designed for himself, was his retreat villa used when he visited his working plantations in Bedford County. Considered to be one of Jefferson's most original designs, the brick octagonal house, set within a villa landscape, reflects the Palladian style of architecture. The house is undergoing restoration. Fee.

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, east of Lynchburg. On April 9, 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia was cut off at Appomattox Court House by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. The two commanders met in the parlor of a house owned by Wilmer McLean, and the Army of Northern Virginia was surrendered to Grant. Fee.