Chronological Tour: Stop 132

East Field

Exterior of East Field, from the northwest, Jul-1998.

The small section of reserved seating in front of the press box.

Looking toward the football stands and press box at East Field.

Quick Facts: Rating: 2 baseballs
For a number of years, Glens Falls hosted the Eastern League, and this was the place. East Field, which had been around for years, was expanded with lengthy bleachers down the left and right field lines to accommodate the huge crowds expected for high-quality minor league ball.

The trouble was, the crowds seldom materialized. After the Eastern League pulled out, a New York-Penn League team gave Glens Falls a go. The Redbirds led the NY-P in attendance in 1993, but moved to northern New Jersey the next season, leaving the seat of Warren County without professional baseball for yet another season.

Fortunately, the Northern League was looking for a place to play, and East Field was waiting for them. The Adirondack Lumberjacks won the league’s inaugural title in 1995 while providing reasonable entertainment during the summer months, attracting fans who come down from the surrounding mountains for the evening as well as the local townsfolk.

The park features free parking, decent concessions, and a couple of sections of seats with backs. Most of the seating capacity is bleachers, however, and they are so expansive that a decent crowd still leaves the park looking half-empty. There are also light stanchions that block the view from some of the seats. The field itself also slopes severely down toward left field, and I’m not sure the infield is on a level grade.

Following the 2002 season, the Lumberjacks announced that they had been sold to an investor who would move them to a new stadium being built around the baseball field at Husson College in Bangor, Me. They first played a season at the University of Maine in Orono and then moved to Husson.

Game # Date League Level Result
313 Sun 19-Jul-1998 Northeast Ind. NJ Jackals 17, ADIRONDACK 2
574 Sat 14-Sep-2002 Northeast Ind. NJ Jackals 4, ADIRONDACK 2
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