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Stadium History

Stadium History In the early 1980s the popularity of minor league baseball was on the rise across the country. In 1984 several local business, community and civic leaders were interested in bringing minor league baseball to the City of South Bend. The group soon learned that the Midwest League was looking to add two expansion teams. In 1985 South Bend Mayor Roger O. Parent met with Robert and Debbie Staley from Decatur, IL. The Staleys had recently purchased an expansion team and were looking for a place to call home and South Bend was the perfect fit. In March 1985 Mayor Parent announced that the city would build a minor league baseball stadium in downtown South Bend, located on the edge of the Studebaker Corridor with the intent to begin playing baseball in 1986. The stadium would serve as a catalyst for economic redevelopment in the area and would be the first minor league ballpark that featured suites.