|Location||365 Western Ave
Lynn, MA 01904
|Owner||City of Lynn, MA|
|Operator||North Shore Navigators, Salvi Sports Enterprises|
|Field size||Left Field: 330 ft
Center Field: 400 ft
Right Field: 335 ft
|Surface||ProGrass artificial turf (infield)
Natural Grass (outfield)
|Opened||June 18, 1940|
|North Shore Navigators (FCBL) (2008–present)
North Shore Spirit (Can-Am League) (2003–2007)
Massachusetts Mad Dogs (NEL) (1995–1997)
Lynn Pirates (EL) (1983)
Lynn Sailors (EL) (1980–1982)
Lynn Tigers (NEL) (1949)
Lynn Red Sox (NEL) (1946–1948)
Fraser Field is a baseball park in Lynn, Massachusetts that was built in 1940 by the Works Progress Administration as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. Fraser Field has played host to many minor-league baseball teams over the years.
Beyond centerfield is the adjacent Manning Field, which replaced the old Manning Bowl.
The North Shore Navigators of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League call Fraser Field home. 2008 was the Navigators' inaugural season at Fraser, having moved from Holyoke, Massachusetts, and the organization won its first NECBL title since the move to Lynn in 2010.
Fraser Field has also hosted minor league professional baseball in the past. The stadium was home to the Massachusetts Mad Dogs of the independent North Atlantic and Northeast leagues from 1995 until 1999 and the North Shore Spirit of the independent Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball from 2003-2007.
In 2006 and 2007, the opening round of the Beanpot, a college baseball tournament featuring Boston College, Northeastern University, The University of Massachusetts, and Harvard University, were played at Fraser Field.
In 2003, Nicholas Lopardo invested about $2.5 million to revitalize the park. Lopardo's renovations included new scoreboards, seating, concessions, and clubhouses, along with a remodeled roof covering a section of the park's grandstand. When the Spirit folded, Lopardo removed the portable clubhouses and graphic scoreboard, but other improvements remained in place.
The artificial turf was redone for the 2015 baseball season, finally omitting the Spirit logo denoting the previous franchise.
- North Shore Navigators website
- NECBL website
- Fraser Field at digitalballparks.com
- Professional Teams at Fraser Field on FunWhileItLasted.net
- http://www.digitalballparks.com/CanAm/Lynn21.html Fraser Field slideshow, URL accessed December 13, 2008