Concord Memorial Field

Exterior of Warren H. Doane Field at Concord Memorial Field, Jul-2005.

The seating bowl, from down the first-base line.

The field, from behind the plate.

Quick Facts:
In 1997, the Watertown Indians of the New York-Penn League were shopping for a new home. Among the places they looked at was Concord. The New Hampshire state capital agreed to host a three-game series, which turned into five games when the Indians had to make up two prior rainouts.

The series was well-enough attended that it helped lead to a renovation of the park, as Concord was capable of supporting some kind of baseball. While no pro team came knocking (the Indians franchise was transferred to Staten Island in 1999), Memorial Field did become the home of the Concord Quarry Dogs of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, a summer wood-bat league, in 2001.

Site visitor Curtis Barry advises that the park was renovated in order to become a semi-permanent host to Babe Ruth League playoff series. The park hosted the national finals of the 13-year-old division in 1994 and the 18-under division in 2000. But with the arrival of the Quarry Dogs, the Concord Baseball Association has not sought any further Babe Ruth League national tournaments.

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