Swampoodle Grounds

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Swampoodle Grounds
Capitol Park II
Flickr - USCapitol - Washington Nationals baseball team of the National League circa 1886-1889.jpg
Swampoodle Grounds, with the United States Capitol building visible in background
Location Washington, D.C.
Capacity 6,000
Surface Grass
Opened 1886
Washington Nationals (NL) (18861889)

Swampoodle Grounds aka Capitol Park (II) was the home of the Washington Nationals baseball team of the National League from 1886 to 1889. The park was named for the Swampoodle neighborhood.

The ballfield was located on a block bounded by North Capitol Street NE and tracks (west, left field); F Street NE (south, third base); Delaware Avenue NE (east, first base); and G Street NE (north, right field); a few blocks north of the Capitol building.

The right field and the infield portions of the site are now occupied by the Union Station. The left field portion was later occupied by the Main Post Office, which is now the National Postal Museum.

Swampoodle Grounds held 6,000. The Washington Statesmen folded after the end of the 1889 season.

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Coordinates: 38°53′50″N 77°00′27″W / 38.8973°N 77.0075°W / 38.8973; -77.0075