|Chronological Tour: Stop 102|
The exterior of the renovated Falcon Park, Aug-2003.
The seating bowl, as seen from the third-base line.
Auburn’s stadium looks out over undeveloped areas of the city.
However, the Civil War general who ordered the first shot fired in defense of Fort Sumter, S.C., and later led a unit of Union troops at Gettysburg grew up in Auburn, a bucolic crossroads on Owasco Lake, at the east end of New York’s Finger Lakes region.
Combine the Doubleday heritage in town with the baseball myth, and you get the Auburn Doubledays, who changed their name from the Astros when the renovation of old Falcon Park was complete. They come complete with a mascot called Abner, who looks like an 1840s character and prances around this nicely restyled ballyard.
The new Falcon Park served as a template for the reconstruction of Dwyer Stadium in Batavia, 90 miles west.
|219||Sat 17-Aug-1996||NY-Penn||A||Oneonta 12, AUBURN 0|
|623||Sat 16-Aug-2003||NY-Penn||A||Aberdeen 9, AUBURN 2|
|1340||Fri 15-Aug-2014||NY-Penn||A||State College 8, AUBURN 1|