Breese Stevens Field
Entrance to Breese Stevens Field, Sep-2010.
The old baseball grandstand, as seen from deep left-center field.
- Location: Mifflin and Paterson streets, Madison, Wis.
- Opened: 1926
- Home team: Madison Blues, Three-I League (1940-42)
- Capacity: 6,000 (approx.)
Breese Stevens Field was the first lighted park in Wisconsin’s capital city. The park, located just nine blocks from the capitol dome, opened in 1926 and was named for a former mayor of Madison and regent of the University of Wisconsin. It got its exterior walls (along Washington Avenue and Mifflin Street) in a separate New Deal-driven project in 1934. For three years, until the second World War interrupted play, it hosted a team in the Three-I League. The league name stood for Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa; Madison is about 45 miles north of the Illinois border.
Today, it is used mainly as a soccer field, with Edgewood College the primary tenant.
I was unable to get into Breese Stevens Field on my 2010 visit.
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