Nut Tree Stadium

Main entrance to Nut Tree Stadium, Aug-2004.

Peering in at the seating bowl from beyond the outfield fence.

A field view from the stands.

Quick Facts:
Nut Tree Stadium was built on the grounds of the Nut Tree, a California landmark dating to the 1940s. Traffic heading westbound toward San Francisco on Routes 40/50 would often pull off at the Nut Tree, which made a name for itself as a tourist stop.

The Nut Tree went out of business in the 1990s, having tried desperately to hold on after Interstate 80 came through and shortened the driving time from Sacramento to San Francisco. This ballpark was built on the grounds, next to an RV park that still operates. During its time in the independent Western League, the park acquired a naming sponsor and became known as Travis Credit Union Park.

After the Western League folded in 2002, the ballpark became home to a summer college team and saw continued use for several seasons. However, according to correspondent Brian Merzbach, who was visiting the area in the summer of 2010, the park has recently been demolished, with only the ticket booth still standing. The park appeared to still be intact when I rode by on I-80 in August 2009.

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