Memorial Stadium

Entrance plaza to Sanford Memorial Stadium, Aug-2012.

A look at the seating from next to the first-base dugout during an amateur game.

The view from behind home plate.

Quick Facts:
Sanford Field was first used in 1926, and it became a spring training site as early as 1942. The city built Memorial Stadium in 1951 to honor veterans of the two World Wars, and it continued as a spring training site during that decade.

The park was rebuilt extensively in 2001; I am not sure if any of the original stadium structure still exists. The local Babe Ruth League uses the field today; it is also home to the Sanford River Rats of the Florida Collegiate Baseball League, a college summer league. The park is less than a mile from Lake Monroe, a swelling of the St. Johns River.

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