Sal Maglie Stadium
|Former names||Hyde Park Stadium (1939-1983)|
|Location||1200 Hyde Park Blvd.|
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Niagara Purple Eagles
Niagara Catholic Patriots
Coordinates: Sal Maglie Stadium is a stadium in Niagara Falls, New York. It is primarily used for baseball and is currently home of the Niagara Purple Eagles (college baseball), Niagara Purple Eagles (Club), Niagara Catholic Patriots (high school baseball), and Niagara Power (NYCBL) baseball teams.
The ballpark has a capacity of 4,000 people and opened in 1939. Its original name was simply Hyde Park Stadium, and was originally designed primarily for football. It was adapted for baseball in the 1950s and was rebuilt as a proper baseball facility in 1999. In mid-season 1983 it was renamed for former major league player Sal Maglie, who played college ball for Niagara.
Professional clubs occupying the site over the years included the Buffalo Bisons (1967–68), of the International League, as a temporary escape from the deteriorating War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo; the Niagara Falls Pirates (1970–79), later called Niagara Falls Sox (1982–85), Tigers (1989) and Rapids (1989–93), of the New York–Penn League; and Mallards (1995), of the North Atlantic League. The stadium is now home to the Niagara University Purple Eagles Club Baseball team. In the teams first year at the stadium, they won their division title (going 15-2).
Sal Maglie Stadium is located within Hyde Park, on the east side of Hyde Park Boulevard. Robbins Drive bounds the ballpark on the east (right field) side and crosses Gill Creek, which forms the south (first base) boundary of the grounds. Beyond left field are softball and little league diamonds and Linwood Avenue.
- "Niagara Falls Sal Maglie Stadium could be entering the final innings". The Buffalo News. August 10, 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-08.
- Doug Smith from the Niagara Gazette
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