Chronological Tour: Stop 229

Lindborg-Cregg Field

The sign behind the raffle seller tells you the real purpose of this park.

An Aug-2002 look at the seating areas, from a lonely right-field bleacher.

The view from the third-base stand after the sun dipped behind the mountains.

Quick Facts: Rating: 1 baseball
The Lethbridge Black Diamonds moved to Missoula with the promise of building a new stadium. Four seasons later, it hadn’t materialized.

Instead, the Osprey were playing in this American Legion park on the outskirts of town. The central grandstand was improved, and two small sections of aluminum bleacher were added. In addition, molded seats were installed in the bleacher sections closest to the plate. However, the remaining bleachers are all wood, including the home of the Right Field Rowdies all the way down the line.

The park faces southwest, making the sun brutal for fans in the third-base bleacher until the late innings.

The Osprey’s new park on the other side of town, near the University of Montana, opened for the start of the 2004 season.

Game # Date League Level Result
543 Sat 10-Aug-2002 Pioneer R MISSOULA 2, Casper 1
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