|Location||1610 West Church Street, Orlando, Florida 32805|
|Construction cost||$50,000 (1914)|
Left - 340 ft.
|Orlando Caps (FSL) (1919-1920)
Orlando Tigers (FSL) (1921)
Orlando Bulldogs (FSL) (1922-1924)
Cincinnati Reds (NL) (spring training) (1923-1933)
Orlando Colts (FSL) (1926-1928)
Brooklyn Dodgers (NL) (spring training) (1934-1935)
Washington Senators (AL) (spring training) (1936-1942 and 1946-1960)
Orlando Gulls (FSL) (1937)
Orlando Senators (FSL) (1938-1941 and 1946-1953)
Orlando Seratomas (FSL) (1956)
Orlando Flyers (FSL) (1957-1958)
Orlando Dodgers (FSL) (1959-1961)
Minnesota Twins (AL) (spring training) (1961-1990)
Orlando Twins (FSL) (1963-1972)
Orlando Twins/SunRays/Cubs/Rays (SL) (1973-1999)
Orlando Juice (SPBA) (1989-1990)
FCC Suns (NCCAA) (2012-Present)
|Governing body||Local government|
|NRHP Reference #||04000456|
|Added to NRHP||May 14, 2004|
Tinker Field is a stadium in Orlando, Florida. It is primarily used for baseball, and was the home field of the Orlando Rays minor league baseball team before they moved to Cracker Jack Stadium in 2000. It is located directly adjacent to the western side of the Citrus Bowl, at 1610 West Church Street, and holds 5,100 people.
The stadium was built in 1914, and is named after baseball Hall of Famer, Joe Tinker. On May 14, 2004, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins used Tinker Field as their spring training home until after the 1990 season. When Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. was demolished, nearly 1,000 of the stadium's seats were moved to Tinker Field, where they remain today.
Tinker Field may be refurbished or redeveloped possibly as part of the refurbishment of the Citrus Bowl. Although some plans for "Downtown Master Plan 3", a redevelopment plan for that section of Orlando, suggest tearing down Tinker Field, such plans would prove difficult given its status on the National Register of Historic Places.
In both 2011 and 2012 Tinker field was and is being used as the home to Insomnaics Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando, Florida festival which features two days of DJ's, carnival rides, and other events held inside of the stadium.
- "BallparkTour - Former ballparks of Washington -- Griffith Stadium". BallparkTour.com. Retrieved 2011-06-23.
- Downtown Master Plan Phase 3
- 2012 EDC Orlando Announcement
- Orange County listings at National Register of Historic Places
- Tinker Baseball Field at Orlando: A Visual History
- Tinker Field Views - Ball Parks of the Minor Leagues
- Ballpark Reviews: Tinker Field
- Spring Training Online: Tinker Field
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