Federal League Park
Federal Park, Greenlawn Park
Federal League Park in 1914
AddressKentucky Avenue & West Street
Indianapolis, Indiana
U.S.
Coordinates39°45′39.59″N 86°10′3.77″W / 39.7609972°N 86.1677139°W / 39.7609972; -86.1677139Coordinates: 39°45′39.59″N 86°10′3.77″W / 39.7609972°N 86.1677139°W / 39.7609972; -86.1677139
Construction
Built1913
Demolished1916
Tenants
Indianapolis Hoosiers

Federal League Park or just Federal Park (also known as Greenlawn Park)[1] is the name of a former baseball park in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The park was home to the Indianapolis Hoosiers of the Federal League in 1914. The park was constructed in 1913 and subsequently demolished in 1916 after the failure of the league.

The street location of the park was conventionally given in newspapers and city directories as "Kentucky Avenue and West Street". The location is more precisely described as Kentucky Avenue and a railroad track (southeast, center field); Oliver Street (south, right field); White River (some distance west, first base); and "Old Greenlawn Cemetery" (north, third base). Henry Street teed into Kentucky across from the left field area. West Street itself intersected Kentucky (and still does) about half a block to the northeast of the ballpark, where Kentucky ends and South Street begins.[2]

The dimensions of the ballpark were:[1]

Coincidentally, the site of this short-lived ballpark is very close to current professional sports facilities in the city. The Kentucky-West-South intersection is just a block south of Victory Field and a block west of Lucas Oil Stadium.

References

  1. ^ a b Lowry, Philip J. (2006). Green cathedrals : the ultimate celebration of major league and Negro league ballparks. New York: Walker and Company. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-8027-1608-8.
  2. ^ Okkonen, Marc (1989). The Federal League of 1914-1915. SABR.