Bicentennial Park (Allentown)
|Full name||Earl F. Hunsicker Bicentennial Park|
|Former names||Fairview Field (1939-1970s)|
|Location||Lehigh and South Howard streets Allentown, Pennsylvania USA|
|Surface||Grass and Clay|
|General contractor||Alvin Butz's Construction Company|
|Allentown Dukes (1939)
Allentown Fleetwings (1940-1943)
Allentown Cardinals (1944-1948)
Allentown Ambassadors (1997-2003)
Philadelphia Force (2006-present)
The ballpark opened in 1939 as Fairview Field, home to the Allentown Dukes, a Boston Braves Minor League farm team. The next year, the Dukes were replaced by the Allentown Fleetwings, which were affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals. The team was renamed the Allentown Cardinals in 1944 and moved to Breadon Field, a new ballpark just north of the city in Whitehall Township, in 1948.
Fairview Field was renovated in the mid-1970s and re-opened as Bicentennial Park in 1976. The ballpark, which seats 4,600, hosted the Allentown Ambassadors professional baseball team from 1997 to 2003. It is currently the home of the Philadelphia Force of National Pro Fastpitch at the Elite Championship Tournament Baseball (ECTB) Stadium.
- History of baseball in Allentown, Pennsylvania
- Sports in Allentown, Pennsylvania
- Historical and Notable Sites in Allentown, Pennsylvania
- List of city parks and recreation facilities of Allentown, Pennsylvania
- ""Baseball has been down, but not out," Morning Call, March 30, 2008". Retrieved 2008-03-30.
- "Ambassadors to what?". Retrieved 2008-04-26.
- "ECTB - Elite Championship Tournament Baseball - tournaments and showcases for youth baseball; ECTB Stadium". Retrieved 2009-09-04.