List of baseball parks in Indianapolis

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Entrance to Bush Stadium
Entrance to Victory Field

This is a list of venues used for professional baseball in Indianapolis, Indiana. The information is a compilation of the information contained in the references listed.

South Street Park
Home of: IndianapolisLeague Alliance (1877), National League (1878)
Location: Delaware Avenue (west); South Street (south); Alabama Street (east)
Currently: was Big Four freight houses; now parking lot for Gainbridge Fieldhouse, across the street to the west and northwest
Tinker Park aka Athletic Park aka Seventh Street Park
Home of:
IndianapolisAA (1884) (weekdays)
Indianapolis Hoosiers – NL (1887–1889) (weekdays)
Location: Tinker (later West Seventh, now West 16th) Street (south, third base); North Mississippi Street (now North Senate Avenue) (west, left field); North Tennessee Street (now North Capitol Avenue) (east, first base)
Currently: Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis
Bruce Park
Home of:
IndianapolisAA (1884) (Sundays only)
Indianapolis Hoosiers – NL (1887) (Sundays only)
Location: Bruce (now 23rd) Street; College Avenue
Currently: Residential and commercial
Indianapolis Park aka East Ohio Street Grounds aka League Park
Home of:
Indianapolis Hoosiers – NL (1888–1889) (Sundays only)
Indianapolis – Western Inter-State League (1890)
Indianapolis – Western League (1892, 1894–1899)
Location: New York Street (north); Arsenal Avenue (east); East Ohio Street (south); Hanna Street (renamed Oriental Street about 1898) (west) – near or within the former Noble's Pasture - near Market Street
Currently: Residential, commercial, school, church
Washington Park (I)
Home of:
Indianapolis IndiansAL (1900[1])
Indianapolis - Western Association 1901 (partial season)
Indianapolis - AA (1902–1904)
Location: 3001 East Washington Street (north); Gray Street (east); Christian Street (west) (approximates Parker Avenue); railroad tracks (south) – built from lumber at East Ohio Street park
Currently: Later site of Wonderland Amusement Park; now commercial, residential
Northwestern Park
Home of Indianapolis ABCs – early Negro League baseball, early 1900s
Location: 17th Street (formerly Holton Place) (to the south, third base); Brighton Boulevard (replaced by Dr. MLK Jr. Street) (to the east, first base)
Currently: Indiana State Police Laboratory
Washington Park (II)
Home of:
Indianapolis Indians – AA (1905–1912), (1915 – mid-1931)
Indianapolis ABCsNegro National League (1920–1926)[2]
Location: 1205 West Washington Street (north); at about where Harding Avenue T's into Washington; opposite "car barns" and site of Indy Transit System [city directories place it between Brush and Lansing, which were a few short blocks east of the current Harding Avenue]; home plate in northwest corner
Currently: Indianapolis Zoo.[1]
Riverside Beach or Riverside Park
Home of: Indianapolis Hoosiers - Federal League (1913)
Location: one source says "30th Street and Riverside Park"; another says "30th Street and the canal"
Federal League Park
Home of:
Indianapolis HoosiersFL (1914)
Location: "Kentucky Avenue and West Street"; Kentucky Avenue and railroad tracks (southeast, center field); Oliver Street (south, right field); White River (some distance west, first base); former Greenlawn Cemetery (north, third base); intersection of Kentucky, West and South Street (northeast, half a block away) – a block west of the site of Lucas Oil Stadium, and a block south of Victory Field II
Currently: Commercial
Bush Stadium originally Perry Stadium, then Victory Field (I)
Home of:
Indianapolis Indians – AA (mid-1931 – 1962), IL (1963), PCL (1964–1968), AA (1969 – mid-1996)
Indianapolis ABCs (II) – Negro leagues (1931–1933)
Indianapolis ClownsNegro American League (1946–1950)
Location: 1501 West 16th Street – 16th Street (north, left field); Harding Street (east, right field); parking, buildings and Riverside Drive (west, third base); Waterway Boulevard and White River (south, first base)
Currently: Has been converted to housing units called Stadium Lofts.
Victory Field (II)
Home of: Indianapolis Indians – AA (mid-1996–1997), IL (1998–present)
Location: 501 West Maryland Street – Maryland Street (north, left field); Maryland Street / Washington Street (west, third base); West Street (east, right field);

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Minor League
  2. ^ Lowry, Philip J. (2006). Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of Major League and Negro League Ballparks. New York: Walker Publishing Company, Inc. pp. 105–106. ISBN 0-8027-1562-1.

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