East Field in Glens Falls Home to Many Teams

East Field on Dix Avenue in Glens Falls was home to the Eastern League’s Glens Falls White Sox (1980-85) and Tigers (1986-88).  The ballpark has the capacity to hold 9,000 spectators.  The two Eastern League clubs, however, had trouble drawing fans and pulled out of Glens Falls.  After they left, the New York-Penn League came to Glens Falls.  The Redbirds led the NY-P League in attendance in 1993, but moved to New Jersey the next season, and East Field was without a pro team for another year.  The Northeast League, looking for  place to play, came to Glens Falls.  The Adirondack Lumberjacks won the league title in 1995.  They attracted fans from throughout the Capital Region.  After the 2002 season, the Lumberjacks were sold to an investor, who moved the franchise to a new stadium at Husson College in Bangor, Maine.  East Field then became shared by local amateur baseball and football teams.  The Glens Falls High School football team and the Glens Falls Greenjackets of the semi-pro Empire Football League played home games there.

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