|Chronological Tour: Stop 105
Inside the concourse at Luther Williams Field, Aug-1996.
The view from behind the plate.
- Location: Central City Park, Riverside Drive, Macon, Ga.
- Opened: 1926
- Home team: Macon Peaches, South Atlantic Association (1926-30), Southeastern League (1932), South Atlantic League/Southern League (1936-42, 1946-55, 1962-67), Southern Association (1961), South Atlantic League (1980-83), Southeastern League (2003); Macon Dodgers, South Atlantic League (1956-60); Macon Pirates (1984-91), Braves (1992-2002), South Atlantic League; Macon Music, South Coast League (2007)
- Capacity: 4,000
The first striking thing about this place is its double exterior. They’ve built an extra fence around the old Macon Baseball Park to accommodate a spacious concourse, and that’s where the name “Luther Williams Field” is posted.
Inside, there’s a completely covered grandstand with wooden seating, giving the park a real old-time feeling. My only complaint about that is how dim it is under there, making it tough to keep score of the game.
The Macon Braves moved to Rome, Ga., for the 2003 season, but the independent Southeastern League announced plans for a new team, called the Peaches, to utilize Luther Williams Field for that season. Another independent loop, the South Coast League, put a team called the Macon Music into the park in 2007.
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