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Nicollet Park

Location: Minneapolis, MN
31st Street & Nicollet Avenue.
Capacity: 4,000 (1896); 8,500; 10,500 (1936); 10,000 (1950); largest crowd 15,7610 (1946)
Dimensions (Left, Center, Right): 335-432-279 (1939)
Opened June 19, 1896, the park featured a 25-foot fence built in RF to mitigate the effects of the short porch. The distance from home plate to the backstop was 88 feet. The catcher faced NE. A 1903 map shows the park enclosed by "wire lath and stuccoed" fences, 20-foot high along both base lines, and 12-foot high in the outfield. The ticket office was beyond the RF corner; a ramp led from that area into the grandstand. The clubhouse was next to the ticket office, partially under the grandstand. The grandstand on the 1B side apparently consisted of reserved seating. The grandstand extended to the RF fence, but on the 3B side, a bleacher section ran from the grandstand to the LF fence. The park was across the street from the Nicollet Car Barn of the Twin City Rapid Transit Co. In 1935, a 30-foot fence replaced the older structure, and a 16-foot screen was erected above the fence. Wheaties first used their famous "Breakfast of Champions" slogan on a billboard ad on the outfield fence in 1933. The Norwood Bank Building now stands on the site.
Used by: Minneapolis Millers

Following are the minor league baseball teams known to have played at Nicollet Park:

YearTeamLeagueWLAttendAvg.
1955Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 29262177,3072,303RosterStats
1954Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27873128,1871,698RosterStats
1953Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27678128,6301,671RosterStats
1952Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27975120,1851,561RosterStats
1951Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27775143,2791,885RosterStats
1950Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 29064238,2853,095RosterStats
1949Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27478247,6373,258RosterStats
1948Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27777274,8903,570RosterStats
1947Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27777273,2533,549RosterStats
1946Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27675242,6033,213RosterStats
1945Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27281122,3761,600RosterStats
1944Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 2549782,7591,096RosterStats
1943Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 2678490,9041,204RosterStats
1942Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27678112,3041,458RosterStats
1941Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 28370118,7071,552RosterStats
1940Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 28659155,5232,145RosterStats
1939Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 29955210,0822,728RosterStats
1938Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27874181,6812,391RosterStats
1937Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 28767193,8962,518RosterStats
1936Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27876142,9261,856RosterStats
1935Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 29163161,0362,091RosterStats
1934Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 28564164,3902,207RosterStats
1933Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 28667151,8031,984RosterStats
1932Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 210068204,5672,435RosterStats
1931Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 28088132,7401,580RosterStats
1930Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27776184,1162,407RosterStats
1929Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 28978187,2462,242RosterStats
1928Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 29771252,8753,010RosterStats
1927Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 28880185,3632,207RosterStats
1926Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27294177,6262,140RosterStats
1925Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 28680233,0652,808RosterStats
1924Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27789181,0942,182RosterStats
1923Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27492165,6431,996RosterStats
1922Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 29275225,5232,701RosterStats
1921Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 29273273,1593,311RosterStats
1920Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 28579223,6712,728RosterStats
1919Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27282108,4591,409RosterStats
1918Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 23442RosterStats
1917Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 2688688,1381,145RosterStats
1916Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 28876131,6271,605RosterStats
1915Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 29262149,9311,947RosterStats
1914Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27593104,9751,250RosterStats
1913Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 29770175,0462,096RosterStats
1912Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 210560198,0052,400RosterStats
1911Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 29966208,5882,528RosterStats
1910Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 210761195,0582,322RosterStats
1909Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 28879217,1302,600RosterStats
1908Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27777125,2031,626RosterStats
1907Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27973RosterStats
1906Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27966RosterStats
1905Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 28862RosterStats
1904Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 27867RosterStats
1903Minneapolis MillersAmerican Association 2509191,0001,291RosterStats
1901Minneapolis MillersWestern League5662RosterStats
1900Minneapolis MillersAmerican League538671,0001,022RosterStats
1899Minneapolis MillersWestern League7650RosterStats
1898Minneapolis MillersWestern League489240,000571RosterStats
1897Minneapolis MillersWestern League439590,0001,304RosterStats
1896Minneapolis MillersWestern League8947RosterStats



Attendance listed indicates the total home attendance for the team even if it played in multiple home ballparks or additional cities in the same year.

Average attendance is based on half the team's total games being played at home.



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