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Fans Field

Fans Field was constructed in 1927, and hosted minor league ball until the grandstand was demolished after the 1974 season. This run included the M-OV/MWL Decatur Commodores from 1952 through 1974. Although the grandstand was removed, Fans Field remains in use as a softball facility.

Fans Field hosted the Mississippi-Ohio Valley League All-Star Game in 1953.


Source of Name: The stadium was built by the Decatur Fan's Association, owners of the Commies at the time, and was named for them.



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Decatur, Illinois
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Ballpark Characteristics

  Left Center Right Seating
  340  373    340   5,200  (1974)
  340  373    340   4,800  (1973)
  340  373    340   5,000  (1972)
  340  373    340   5,200  (1968)
  340  373    340   5,700  (1964)
  340  373    340   4,500  (1962)
  340  372    340   4,500  (1961)
                    4,500  (1960)
                    4,000  (1958)
                    4,500  (1952)

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