E. J. Block Athletic Field

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E.J. Block Athletic Field
Location East Chicago, Indiana
Owner East Chicago
Operator East Chicago Parks Department
Capacity Baseball: 3,500
Field size Left field - 360 ft
Center Field - 385 ft
Right field - 320 ft
Construction
Broke ground 1941
Opened May 25, 1942
Construction cost unknown
Architect Inland Steel Company
Tenants

Conquistadors (MAL) 1995
Crimson Wave (CCAC) ?-present
EC Central Cardinals, 1987-present
EC Post 266, ?-1993

EC Post 369, ?-present

E.J. Block Athletic Field is a stadium in East Chicago, Indiana. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field for Calumet College of St. Joseph's Crimson Wave Baseball team which play in the CCAC. It is also the home park of the East Chicago Central High School baseball team[1] and the East Chicago Post 369 American Legion summer baseball team, respectively.

It originally opened in 1942.

History[edit]

Block Stadium was dedicated on Memorial Day 1942 and was financed by the Block family (owners of the Inland Steel Company) to boost employee morale. They later donated the stadium to the City of East Chicago.

The stadium first served a professional team in 1995 as the East Chicago Conquistadors called it home, for their first and only season. The team brought in an average crowd of 94 fans per game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ team

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Coordinates: 41°37′59″N 87°27′05″W / 41.633050°N 87.451269°W / 41.633050; -87.451269