In our February edition of the Pléiades 1 Stadium of the Month we stopped at the site of Super Bowl LI and for March we head to Evansville, Indiana with a look at a historic baseball diamond, Bosse Field, with Major League Baseball (MLB) Spring Training games just around the corner!
- Name & Its Origin: Bosse Field is an iconic baseball stadium that appears to be named after the mayor of Evansville from 1914 to 1922, Benjamin Bosse. Mr. Bosse devised a plan to purchase the land for the stadium by working with the local school board to share the use of the venue.
- Location: Located on the north side of Evansville, Indiana, Bosse Field is about 2 miles (mi) (or 3 kilometers, km) from the Ohio River. The stadium is some 385 feet (117 meters) above sea level.
- Stadium Capacity/Size, Architect & Build Date: Bosse Field was built in 1915, opening June 17th, and since then it has been renovated at least two times, in 1930 and 1958 – with some resources suggesting the 1958 upgrade was the last. Surprisingly there are few details on the construction and renovations of the ballpark. At an original price tag of $50,000 to $65,000, Bosse Field apparently holds 7,180 fans though that number varies from website to website – with one suggesting 5,181 chair-backed seats.
- Type of Field Surface: The photos we have seen of Bosse Field as well as multiple online resources refer to a grass playing field – with some going as far as Bermuda grass without citing evidence.
- Key Sports Teams: The Evansville Otters are the only professional team that appears to play at Bosse Field. They are part of the MLB Frontier League which is an independent league in the minors not affiliated with a specific team.
- Most Popular Yearly Event: Baseball is definitely the main attraction at Bosse Field but it does appear to host other events – well at least the nearby open field, Garvin Park does, for example a classic car show.
- Fun Factoids: (1) The classic baseball movie, A League of Their Own, was filmed at Bosse Field. (2) I bet you did not know that Bosse Field is the third oldest continuously-used ballpark in America behind Wrigley Field and Fenway Park. (3) Many famous athletes have played a baseball game or two at Bosse, including Don Mattingly, Hank Greenburg and Warren Spahn.
The Pléiades 1 High-Resolution Satellite Constellation
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