Diamond Park

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Diamond Park
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Coordinates 53°32′12″N 113°29′32″W / 53.536584°N 113.492095°W / 53.536584; -113.492095Coordinates: 53°32′12″N 113°29′32″W / 53.536584°N 113.492095°W / 53.536584; -113.492095
Owner Frank Gray[1]
Capacity 1500[2]
Construction
Broke ground 1906
Built 1907
Opened May 29, 1907 (1907-05-29)[2]
Construction cost $6,000[2]
Tenants
Edmonton Eskimos

Diamond Park was a 1,500 seat baseball stadium located in Edmonton, Alberta. A covered grandstand provided 500 and bleachers down the first base had 1,000 more seats.[2] Constructed by a local businessman Frank Gray, who was also Edmonton's baseball club director, in 1907.[2] Home to the Edmonton Eskimos baseball team, it was located on the Ross Flats below the site of the MacDonald Hotel.[3] The park is still known as Diamond Park and has a shaled-infield ball diamond,[4] but the stands are gone, likely since 1935 when nearby Renfrew Park was built and replaced Diamond Park as Edmonton's main ball park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aubrey, Merrily K. (2004). Naming Edmonton: from Ada to Zoie. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: University of Alberta Press. p. 73. ISBN 0-88864-423-X. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Ducey, Brant E. (1998). The Rajah of Renfrew: the life and times of John E. Ducey, "Edmonton's Mr. Baseball". Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: University of Alberta Press. p. 44. ISBN 0-88864-314-4. 
  3. ^ Person, Dennis; Routledge, Carin (1981). Edmonton:Portrait of a City. Edmonton: Reidmore. p. 87. ISBN 0-919091-05-9. 
  4. ^ "Ball Diamonds: Premier Diamonds". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 16 December 2015.