When the weather heats up, there’s nothing like a day at the ballpark. The pop of the ball into a glove, the crack of the bat, the chatter of the players; there’s something special about the sights and sounds of the park on a warm summer night. Fortunately for the residents of and visitors to the Port City, the Wilmington Sharks invite you to come experience some great American pastime fun.

Part of the Coastal Plain League (CPL), this collegiate summer baseball team plays its home games on Buck Hardee Field at Legion Stadium (also known as “The Shark Tank”), centrally located a just few minutes drive from Historic Downtown Wilmington and close to Leland, Carolina Beach, and Wrightsville Beach. This wooden bat league is a great option for a family-friendly outing.

Visitors to the ballpark are treated to a world-class experience. The Sharks have fan pregame giveaways and events, offer great group packages, tasty concessions, and of course, the beer garden. Join them for special game themed nights, which can include events just for kids, Jaws n’ Paws Night (where you can take your dog to the game), discounts for military members and other special groups, and other fun ballgames that coincide with contests, prizes, or even fireworks.

For over 25 years, the Wilmington Sharks have been entertaining sporting fans of all ages. Check out their home schedule here and be sure to get out there and cheer them on. Opportunities are available to be a host family and you can also watch games live from anywhere.

If you are ready to get out there and root for the home team, we invite you visit to our unique riverside community, where you can purchase your dream home. Learn how you can be a part of this growing community, and stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in The Bluffs by tuning into our Facebook page!