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“The 3rd oldest professional baseball park in the US”

Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Statue
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Owner description: The historic ballpark opened on June 4, 1914 as the Daytona City Island Ballpark. It consisted of a baseball field and set of wooden bleachers. In the 1920's, a road circling the ballpark was built to accommodate the growing number of spectators who were traveling to the ballpark by automobile. A grandstand with a press box was built behind home plate to replace the original wooden bleachers along with two additional covered sections of grandstands along the first base line. A bleacher section along the third base line was added shortly after the first renovation in the 1950's. The present day grandstand and press box were built in 1962. A home team clubhouse was constructed down the left field line in 1972 to accommodate the Montreal Expos. In 1973 left field bleachers, with a capacity of 2,500 seats, were installed. The park was renamed Jackie Robinson Ballpark in 1989 as the stadium served as host to the first racially integrated game in baseball history. The Daytona Cubs played here for 22 years. The 2015 season will be the first season with the Cincinnati Reds affiliation. A team store is located in the ballpark during the season, in the off season, a satellite team store in located in the Daytona Tortugas front office at 110 E. Orange Ave. Directly south of the ballpark.
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Is this the greatest - no. But, the old park has a lot of old school charm. It is old but has good beer deals on Thirsty Thursdays and all the seats give a good view.

This is not a new age stadium. If you love baseball and can appreciate the history of this park, then you will enjoy it. If you want flash - stay away...

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Central Florida does not have any professional baseball teams which play under the lights. In the spring if you need baseball this is your only choice locally to feel, smell and touch the Baseball Field, beer, and hot dogs. A nice spring eve night out.

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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We have been going to Daytona for years and finally got to the ball park. Great entertainment, and wasn't a bad price.

1  Thank Michele A
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Did not get to see a game , but did take a tour very interesting
A great tribute to a great legend
If back in the area during the season would love to see a game here

1  Thank Julian P
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

When most places in the United States, especially the South, wouldn't allow black ballplayers to compete against whites, Daytona Beach distinguished itself in the late 1940s by welcoming the Brooklyn Dodgers spring training squad - which featured Jackie Robinson. The park was called City Island Park then, but has since been renamed Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Very nice field, still used for various amateur, pro and semi-pro games. A statue has been erected of Jackie Robinson at the main entrance. Good photo op.

1  Thank jg3arrow
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