Denison Field
Location400 Ave A SE
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
SurfaceGrass
Closed1940
Tenants
Philadelphia Phillies (spring training) (1928–1937)
New York Giants (spring training) (1940)

Denison Field was a baseball field in Winter Haven, Florida. The stadium was built in 1928 with a wooden grandstand. It was the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies from 1928 to 1937, and the New York Giants in 1940.

The field was located just west of the current site of the National Guard Armory at the intersection of Avenue C and Sixth Street Southeast.[1] and is the current site of high school football field, Denison Stadium.[2]

The Giants attracted 15,743 paying fans during sixteen games in 1940 and children were admitted free.

Denison Stadium

Denison Field was replaced on the site by Denison Stadium, which was built for $40,000 and dedicated at a football game on October 17, 1947. The project originated in June 1947 under the direction of the local quarterback club, architect Jean Knox, funds chairman Harry E. King and building committee chairman C.N. McElbery.[3]

The stadium has since been upgraded and continues in use.

References

  1. ^ "Winter Haven's spring training heritage". The Ledger. Lakeland, Florida. July 17, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  2. ^ Kemp, Bill (July 29, 2014). "Denison Stadium to Sport New Look to Open Season". The Ledger. Lakeland, Florida. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Burr, Josephine G. (1974). History of Winter Haven, Florida. The Larry Burr Printing Company.

Coordinates: 28°0′2″N 81°43′39″W / 28.00056°N 81.72750°W / 28.00056; -81.72750