Entrance to Miller Stadium, Aug-2008.
A look at the seating bowl from beyond the outfield wall, with one of the mills in the background.
The outfield, from the first-base side.
- Location: Mill and C Streets, Crowley, La.
- Opened: 1948 (renovated 1998)
- Home team: Crowley Millers, Gulf Coast League (1950), Evangeline League (1951-57)
- Capacity: 1,200 (approx., 2008)
Miller Stadium in Crowley was built in 1948 to accommodate a semi-pro team, but the field was suitable enough that professional baseball came calling and stuck around for eight years. The Millers won the Gulf Coast League in 1950 and the Evangeline League in 1952, as well as the regular-season Evangeline League title in 1953, when they drew over 100,000 fans for 69 dates, the third of three straight seasons when attendance reached six figures.
The league folded after the 1957 season, as it could not sustain itself as a four-team loop after two clubs were lost following a hurricane. Miller Stadium, so named because it is right in the middle of the mill district, reverted to the city, and it is used to this day for high school and recreational baseball.
I was not able to get into Miller Stadium during my 2008 visit.
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