On May 30, 2009, Wilson Recreation Department opened the J. Burt Gillette Baseball Complex.
The complex has four youth baseball fields with 200 foot fences. Two fields have all dirt infields and two fields have grass infields. All four fields have lights for night games, scoreboards, bullpens and covered dugouts are at field level. The complex has outdoor batting cages for practices or warm-ups.
The feature field is the Southern Bank Stadium which is a small replica of another stadium in Wilson that was built in 1936 called Fleming Stadium. The stadium holds 600 spectators in the Grand Stand and 500 spectators in the outfield grass berm. The stadium gives you the “old time” feel with the covered grand stand. The Stadium has played host to the NC Little League State Championship and the City Little League Championships.
The soccer complex encompasses 113 acres of land featuring 8 regulation-size soccer fields. These immaculate fields measure 120 X 70 yards and are perhaps the most beautiful in the state. Musco Lighting provides the opportunity for exciting night play and meets NCAA specifications.
The complex also features a spacious field house with full bathrooms, a concession area below, and several picnics shelters.
The J. Burt Gillette Athletic Complex is home to the Wilson City Little League: www.facebook.com/WilsonCityLL.
The J. Burt Gillette Athletic Complex is also home to the Wilson Youth Soccer Association: www.WilsonYouthSoccer.com.
3238 Corbett Avenue NE
Wilson, NC 27893