Athletic Park

Location: Battle Creek, MI
North shore of Goguac Lake, West of Highland between Surby & ColumbIa-Fairview section.
Capacity: 2,500
Built in 1897, an experimental night game was played there on September 4, 1904 between and a traveling team of Cherokee Indians and a local nine. The field was lit by 25 arc lights set on iron supports; a large rubber ball took the place of the regulation baseball.
Used by: Battle Creek Cero Frutos, Battle Creek Blackbirds/Crickets, Battle Creek Crickets, Grand Rapids Black Sox, Battle Creek Custers

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

1920Battle Creek CustersMichigan-Ontario League4674RosterStats
1919Battle Creek CustersMichigan-Ontario League6745RosterStats
1916Grand Rapids Black SoxCentral League7755RosterStats
1915Battle Creek CricketsSouthern Michigan Association3433RosterStats
1914Battle Creek CricketsSouthern Michigan Association9257RosterStats
1913Battle Creek CricketsSouthern Michigan Association7746RosterStats
1912Battle Creek CricketsSouthern Michigan Association5968RosterStats
1911Battle Creek CricketsSouthern Michigan Association5780RosterStats
1910Battle Creek CricketsSouthern Michigan Association7264RosterStats
1909Battle Creek CricketsSouthern Michigan Association5274RosterStats
1908Battle Creek CricketsSouthern Michigan Association6263RosterStats
1907Battle Creek CricketsSouthern Michigan Association6348RosterStats
1906Battle Creek Blackbirds/CricketsSouthern Michigan Association3956RosterStats
1902Battle Creek Cero FrutosMichigan State League5331RosterStats

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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