Breese Stevens Field



Entrance to Breese Stevens Field, Sep-2010.

The old baseball grandstand, as seen from deep left-center field.

Quick Facts:
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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