Gant Park Municipal Stadium
Exterior of Gant Park Municipal Stadium, Jul-2005.
An outside look at the baseball grandstand.
The baseball seating bowl; you can see the edge of the football grandstand from here.
- Location: Main Street (US 40) at Townsend Street, Zanesville, Ohio
- Opened: 1940 as Municipal Stadium (renovated 1991)
- Home team: Zanesville Cubs, Middle Atlantic League (1941-42); Zanesville Dodgers, Ohio State League (1944-47), Ohio-Indiana League (1948); Zanesville Indians, Ohio-Indiana League (1949-50); Zanesville Greys, Frontier League (1993-96)
- Capacity: 2,000 (approx.)
Gant Park Municipal Stadium received its current name in tribute to Nelson T. Gant (1821-1905), a freed slave who went on to own a farm on the land where Municipal Stadium was built years later.
The park is in two distinct sections, a baseball grandstand and a football grandstand. The football stand is unusual in that its exterior includes emblems of various sports, much as is seen at Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, N.J., except at a different level. Several of these emblems were restored during a 1991 renovation of the 1940 facility.
I was not able to get inside the ballpark on my 2005 visit.
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