The main grandstand at Spurgeon Field, Oct-2008.
A look at the stands from shallow right field.
The view from behind the plate.
- Location: Pikes Peak Avenue at Hancock Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Opened: Before 1950
- Home team: Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Western League (1950-58), American Association (1988); University of Colorado Colorado Springs Mountain Lions, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (2017)
When professional baseball returned to Colorado Springs in 1950, the Sky Sox, an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, played here at Spurgeon Field in Memorial Park. The White Sox left town after nine seasons, and the park saw no professional action for three decades. The new Sky Sox, an Indians affiliate, came here in 1988 and played at Spurgeon Field before moving on to the new Sky Sox Stadium in midseason.
College baseball will be played at Spurgeon Field in 2017, as the Mountain Lions of the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs will play their home games at the venerable site. UCCS plans to move its baseball program to a new on-campus facility for 2018. The school only introduced baseball to its athletic program for 2017, hiring Dave Hajek, a one-time Houston Astros infielder who spent a dozen years coaching in the Colorado Rockies organization, as their first coach in late 2015.
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