The Lynchburg Hillcats are a Minor League Baseball team in Lynchburg, Virginia. Under the ownership of Elmore Sports Group, the Hillcats play in the A Eastern League and are affiliated with the Cleveland Guardians. They had been a farm team of the Atlanta Braves from 2011 to 2014, the Cincinnati Reds in 2010, and the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1995 to 2009. The Hillcats play home games at Bank of the James Stadium.
Bank of the James Stadium was originally constructed in 1939 to be used as a complex for professional baseball teams. The baseball stadium was built in conjunction with an adjacent 6,000-person football stadium. The New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers played in the inaugural game at City Stadium on April 11, 1940 in front of an estimated crowd of 7,000.