List of baseball parks in Louisville, Kentucky

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

Louisville Baseball Park
Occupant: Louisville Grays NL 1876-1877
Location: 4th Street (east, first base); Hill Street (south, third base); 6th Street (west, left field); Magnolia Avenue (north, right field)
Currently: St. James Court
Eclipse Park (I)
Occupants:
semi-pro teams starting about 1874
Louisville Eclipse AA (1882-1884) (some sources say - early 1893)
Location: 28th Street (east); Elliott Street (south); 29th Street (west); Magazine Street (north)
Currently: Britt Park, a public park
Eclipse Park (II)
Occupant: Louisville Colonels - AA (1885-1891) (some sources say early 1893 -), NL (1892)
Location: 28th Street e; Broadway n 30 w - across the street from Eclipse Park (I)
Currently: Commercial buildings
Eclipse Park (III)
Occupants:
Louisville Colonels - Western Association (1901), American Association (1902-1922)
Location: 7th Street; Kentucky Street
Currently: Residential
Parkway Field
Occupants:
Louisville Colonels - AA (1923-1956)
University of Louisville
Location: Eastern Parkway (north, left field); Brook Street (east, right field); part of the University of Louisville campus
Currently: athletic field
Cardinal Stadium aka Fairgrounds Stadium
Occupants:
Louisville Colonels - AA (1957-1962)
Louisville Colonels - IL (1968-1972)
Louisville Redbirds/Riverbats - AA (1982-1998), IL (1999)
University of Louisville
Location: 937 Phillips Lane - Freedom Hall and Phillips Lane (south, home plate); Fairgrounds Road and I-65 (east, right/center field); Fairgrounds road and Crittenden Drive (west, left field) - part of Kentucky Exposition Center
Currently: awaiting demolition
Louisville Slugger Field
Occupant: Louisville Riverbats/Bats - IL (2000-present)
Location: 401 East Main Street - Main Street (south, home plate); Preston Street (west, left field); Witherspoon Street and I-64 (north, center field); parking lot and I-65 (east, right field)

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References[edit]

  • Peter Filichia, Professional Baseball Franchises, Facts on File, 1993.
  • Benson, Michael (1989). Ballparks of North America: A Comprehensive Historical Reference to Baseball Grounds, Yards, and Stadiums, 1845 to Present. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. ISBN 0-89950-367-5. 
  • Lowry, Philip J. (1992). Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All 271 Major League and Negro League Ballparks Past and Present. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-56777-6.