Douglas Park (Rock Island)

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Douglas Park was a minor league baseball stadium for the Rock Island Islanders from 1907 until 1937. The team played in the Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League (1920–1921), Mississippi Valley League (1922–1933) and Western League (1934–1937). The stadium also was the home of the Rock Island Independents of the National Football League from 1920 until 1925.

The first college football game between Iowa and Illinois was played at Douglas Park in 1899.

Douglas Park was the scene of the first game involving a NFL team on September 26, 1920, as the Independents defeated the St. Paul Ideals, 48-0. It was also the scene of what was possibly the first game between two NFL teams on October 3, 1920, as the Independents defeated the Muncie Flyers 45-0.

Douglas Park played host to the ISC World Fastpitch Softball Tournament from 1961 thru 1969, and again in 1973.

The park is still in use today by Little League Baseball and Rock Island High School's freshman baseball team.The Quad City 76ers Semi-Pro Baseball Club has called Douglas Park home since 1986.

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Preceded by
Initial
Rock Island Independents venues
1907–1925
Succeeded by
Browning Field