Lakeside Park
Lakeside Park
LocationCanton, Ohio
OperatorCanton Bulldogs
Capacity7,000 (American football)
Canton Bulldogs

Lakeside Park is a defunct stadium most known for being where the Canton Bulldogs played. Lakeside Park was located in Canton, Ohio. The stadium was used from 1920 until the end of the franchise in 1926.


The park was designed as a minor league baseball stadium.[1] The stadium was positioned on a hill in Canton Ohio, and it had a capacity of 7,000.[2] In 1920 the Canton Bulldogs played at Lakeside Park.[3]

In 1923 the Canton Bulldogs had an undefeated season at Lakeside Park. The team lost $13,000 during the 1923 season, so they moved north to play as the Cleveland Bulldogs. In 1924 they moved back to play at Lakeside Park and changed their name back to the Canton Bulldogs. In 1927 the Canton Bulldogs left town again and Lakeside Park no longer hosted an NFL team.[2][4][5][6]


  1. ^ Peterson, Robert (1997). Pigskin : the early years of pro football. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 83. ISBN 978-0195119138. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b Doerschuk, Steve (6 August 2017). "When the Canton Bulldogs ruled the new NFL". The Repository. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Lakeside Park History". Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  4. ^ "1920 Canton Bulldogs (APFA) - Pro Football Archives". Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  5. ^ "1926 Canton Bulldogs (NFL) - Pro Football Archives". Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  6. ^ "Canton Bulldogs - Ohio History Central". Retrieved 2022-07-27.