List of Eastern League stadiums

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Dunkin' Park, home of the Hartford Yard Goats.

There are 12 stadiums in use by Eastern League (EL) baseball teams. The oldest is FirstEnergy Stadium (1951) in Reading, Pennsylvania, home of the Reading Fightin Phils. The newest is Dunkin' Park (2017) in Hartford, Connecticut, home of the Hartford Yard Goats. One stadium was built in the 1950s, two in the 1980s, seven in the 1990s, one in the 2000s, and one in the 2010s. The highest seating capacity is 10,000 at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie, Maryland, where the Bowie Baysox play. The lowest capacity is 6,000 at UPMC Park in Erie, Pennsylvania, where the Erie SeaWolves play. All stadiums use a grass surface.

Since its founding, there have been 69 stadiums located among 53 municipalities used by the league, including the period when the EL was known as the New York–Pennsylvania League from 1923 to 1937.[citation needed] Of the stadiums with known opening dates, the oldest to have hosted EL games was Pynchon Park (1853), home of the Springfield Nationals, Springfield Rifles, and Springfield Giants; Dunkin' Park is also the newest of all stadiums to host EL games. The highest known seating capacity was 45,000 at War Memorial Stadium, the Buffalo Bisons home, though it was actually designed for football. The highest capacity of a stadium designed for baseball was 24,167 at Roosevelt Stadium, where the Jersey City Indians and Jersey City A's played their home games. The stadium with the lowest known capacity was Bleecker Stadium, home of the Albany-Colonie A's, which seated only 2000.

Active stadiums[edit]

Name Team City State Opened Capacity Ref.
Canal Park Akron RubberDucks Akron Ohio 1997 7,630 [1]
The Diamond Richmond Flying Squirrels Richmond Virginia 1985 9,560 [2]
Dunkin' Park Hartford Yard Goats Hartford Connecticut 2017 6,121 [3]
FirstEnergy Stadium Reading Fightin Phils Reading Pennsylvania 1951 9,000 [4]
FNB Field Harrisburg Senators Harrisburg Pennsylvania 1987 6,187 [5]
Hadlock Field Portland Sea Dogs Portland Maine 1994 7,368 [6]
Mirabito Stadium Binghamton Rumble Ponies Binghamton New York 1992 6,012 [7]
Delta Dental Stadium New Hampshire Fisher Cats Manchester New Hampshire 2005 6,500 [8]
Peoples Natural Gas Field Altoona Curve Altoona Pennsylvania 1999 7,210 [9]
Prince George's Stadium Bowie Baysox Bowie Maryland 1994 10,000 [10]
TD Bank Ballpark Somerset Patriots Bridgewater New Jersey 1999 6,100 [11]
UPMC Park Erie SeaWolves Erie Pennsylvania 1995 6,000 [12]

Map[edit]

Current stadium locations:
  • Northeast Division
  • Southwest Division

Gallery[edit]

Former stadiums[edit]

Roosevelt Stadium, home of the Jersey City Indians and Jersey City A's.
Key
Name
Stadium's name in its most recent season of hosting EL baseball
Opened
Opening of earliest stadium variant used for hosting EL baseball
Capacity
Stadium's most recent capacity while hosting EL baseball
Name Team(s) Location State
Province
Opened Capacity Ref
Ambrose McConnell Field[a] Utica Braves/Blue Sox Utica New York 5,500 [13]
Amedée Roy Stadium[b] Sherbrooke Pirates Sherbrooke Quebec 1952[14] 5,200 [15]
Arm & Hammer Park[c][d] Trenton Thunder Trenton New Jersey 1994 6,341 [16]
Artillery Park[e] Wilkes-Barre Barons/Indians Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania 1923[citation needed] 4,000 [17]
Beehive Field New Britain Red Sox, Hardware City Rock Cats New Britain Connecticut 1983 4,700 [18]
Bellevue Park[f] Thetford Mines Pirates/Miners Thetford Mines Quebec 2,400 [19]
Bleecker Stadium Albany-Colonie A's Albany New York 1930 2,000 [20]
Bowman Field[g] Williamsport Billies/Bills/Grays/Tigers/Athletics, Williamsport Mets, Williamsport Tomahawks, Williamsport Bills Williamsport Pennsylvania 1924 8,000 [21]
Brooks Field[h] Scranton Miners/Red Sox[i] Scranton Pennsylvania 1894 9,000 [22]
Buhler Stadium Hazleton Mountaineers Hazleton Pennsylvania 5,000 [23]
Bulkeley Stadium[j] Hartford Bees/Laurels/Chiefs Hartford Connecticut 1921 7,000 [24]
Centennial Field Vermont Reds, Vermont Mariners Burlington Vermont 1922 4,000 [25]
Cranberry Park Hazleton Mountaineers/Red Sox Hazleton Pennsylvania 4,000 [26]
Dickson City Park[k] Scranton Miners Scranton Pennsylvania 7,500 [28]
Dunn Field Elmira Pioneers/Royals Elmira New York 1939 7,200 [29]
Dunn Field Trenton Senators Trenton New Jersey 3,500 [30]
Eagle Park York White Roses York Pennsylvania 3,000 [31]
East Field Glens Falls White Sox, Glens Falls Tigers Glens Falls New York 1980[32] 7,200 [33]
Edgewood Park Shamokin Shammies/Indians Shamokin Pennsylvania 3,000 [34]
Fairgrounds Field[l] Reading Keys/Allentown Brooks Allentown Pennsylvania 1929 10,000 [35]
Fraser Field[m] Lynn Sailors/Pirates Lynn Massachusetts 1938 5,000 [36]
Gill Stadium[n] Manchester Yankees, New Hampshire Fisher Cats Manchester New Hampshire 1913[37] 4,000 [38]
Hawkins Stadium Albany Senators Albany New York 1928 8,300 [39]
Heritage Park Albany-Colonie A's/Yankees Colonie New York 1983 6,000 [40]
Holman Stadium[o] Nashua Angels/Pirates Nashua New Hampshire 1937 5,500 [41]
Island Park[p] Harrisburg Senators Harrisburg Pennsylvania 1902[42] 5,000 [43]
Johnson Field Binghamton Triplets Binghamton New York 1913[44] 5,200 [45]
Labatt Park[q] London Tigers London Ontario 1877[citation needed] 6,000 [46]
Laurer Park Reading Red Sox Reading Pennsylvania [47]
MacArthur Stadium[r] Syracuse Chiefs Syracuse New York 1934 10,000 [48]
MacKenzie Stadium[s] Holyoke Millers Holyoke Massachusetts 1895 3,500 [49]
Max Hess Stadium[t] Allentown Cardinals, Allentown Chiefs, Allentown Red Sox Allentown Pennsylvania 1948[citation needed] 5,500 [50]
McCoy Stadium Pawtucket Indians, Pawtucket Red Sox Pawtucket Rhode Island 1942 6,000 [51]
Memorial Stadium Bowie Baysox Baltimore Maryland 1950 31,000 [52]
Memorial Stadium[u] York White Roses/Pirates York Pennsylvania 1947[53] 5,000 [54]
Municipal Stadium Hagerstown Suns Hagerstown Maryland 1930 4,600 [55]
Municipal Stadium Waterbury Giants/Indians/Pirates/Dodgers/A's/Reds/Angels Waterbury Connecticut 1938 5,000 [56]
Muzzy Field Bristol Red Sox Bristol Connecticut 1939[57] 4,500 [58]
Neahwa Park[v] Oneonta Indians Oneonta New York 3,000 [59]
New Britain Stadium Hardware City/New Britain Rock Cats New Britain Connecticut 1996 6,148 [60]
Point Stadium[w] Johnstown Johnnies/Red Sox Johnstown Pennsylvania 1926[61] 14,000 [62]
Pynchon Park[x] Springfield Nationals, Springfield Rifles, Springfield Giants Springfield Massachusetts 1853 4,500 [64]
Quebec Municipal Stadium[y] Québec Carnavals/Metros Quebec City Quebec 1938 6,500 [65]
Quigley Stadium[z] West Haven Yankees/Whitecaps/A's West Haven Connecticut 1947[67] 4,500 [68]
Recreation Park II Elmira Colonels/Red Birds/Red Wings/Pioneers Elmira New York [69]
Roosevelt Stadium Jersey City Indians, Jersey City A's Jersey City New Jersey 1937 24,167 [70]
Schenectady Stadium[aa] Schenectady Blue Jays Schenectady New York 1947[71] 3,500 [72]
Scranton-Dunmore Stadium Scranton Miners/Red Sox Scranton Pennsylvania 1940[27] 13,500 [73]
Senator Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium Norwich Navigators, Connecticut Defenders, Hartford Yard Goats Norwich Connecticut 1995[74] 6,275 [75]
Stade Municipal de Trois-Rivières[ab] Trois-Rivières Aigles Trois-Rivières Quebec 1938 4,500 [77]
Star Park Syracuse Stars Syracuse New York 5,500 [78]
Stumpf Field Lancaster Red Roses Lancaster Pennsylvania 1938[79] 5,000 [80]
Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium Canton–Akron Indians Canton Ohio 1989[81] 5,760 [82]
Utica Athletic Field[ac] Utica Utes Utica New York 3,500 [83]
Wahconah Park Pittsfield Red Sox, Pittsfield Senators/Rangers, Berkshire Brewers, Pittsfield Cubs Pittsfield Massachusetts 1892 3,500 [84]
War Memorial Stadium[ad] Buffalo Bisons Buffalo New York 1937 45,000 [85]
Watt Powell Park[ae] Charleston Indians Charleston West Virginia 1948[86] 5,500 [87]
Yale Field New Haven Ravens New Haven Connecticut 1927 5,000 [88]


See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ambrose McConnell Field was also known as Braves Field (1939–1942).
  2. ^ Amedée Roy Stadium was also known as Municipal Stadium and Park Avenue Stadium.[14]
  3. ^ Arm & Hammer Park was named Mercer County Waterfront Park (1994–2012).
  4. ^ Arm & Hammer Park's playing surface is named Samuel J. Plumeri, Sr. Field.[citation needed]
  5. ^ Artillery Park is now called George Ralston Field.
  6. ^ Bellevue Park was also known as Stade des Pirates.
  7. ^ Bowman Field was also known as Municipal Athletic Field (1924–1927) and Memorial Park (1928–1929).
  8. ^ Brooks Field was also known as Sweeney's Field and Athletic Park/Field.
  9. ^ Brooks Field was used by the Scranton Red Sox only while waiting for Scranton-Dunmore Stadium to be completed.
  10. ^ Bulkeley Stadium was named Clarkin Field (1921–1927).
  11. ^ Dickson City Park was also known as Crystal Gardens Stadium.[27]
  12. ^ Fairgrounds Field was renamed Fairview Field in 1939.
  13. ^ Fraser Field was known as Lynn Stadium (1946–1949).
  14. ^ Gill Stadium was known as Textile Field Athletic Grounds (1914–1934) and Manchester Athletic Field (1946–1949).
  15. ^ Holman Stadium's playing surface is called Nokona Field.[citation needed]
  16. ^ Island Park was also known as Riverside Park.[42]
  17. ^ Labatt Park was known as Tecumseh Park (1888–1924) and Queens Park (1925–1930).
  18. ^ MacArthur Stadium was also known as Municipal Stadium (1934–1941).
  19. ^ MacKenzie Stadium was originally called Elmwood Park and known as Falco Field (1903–1913).
  20. ^ Max Hess Stadium was also known as Breadon Field (1948–1958).
  21. ^ Memorial Stadium is also called Bob Hoffman Stadium.[53]
  22. ^ Neahwa Park was renamed Damaschke Stadium in 1968.
  23. ^ Point Stadium was known as Point Grounds (1905–1913).
  24. ^ First two stadiums on the site of Pynchon Park were known as Hampden Park (1853–1908) and Hampden Park II (1908–1937).[63]
  25. ^ Quebec Municipal Stadium is also known as Le Stade.
  26. ^ Quigley Stadium was formerly named Exhibition Stadium.[66]
  27. ^ Schenectady Stadium was also known as McNearney Stadium (1946–1950).
  28. ^ Stade Municipal de Trois-Rivières was renamed Stade Fernand-Bédard in 2002,[citation needed] Stade Stéréo Plus in 2017,[citation needed] and Stade Quillorama in 2019.[76]
  29. ^ Utica Athletic Field was also known as Genesee Park.
  30. ^ War Memorial Stadium's previous names were Civic Stadium (1961), Roesch Stadium, and Grover Cleveland Stadium.
  31. ^ Watt Powell Park was also known as Exhibition Park.

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