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|Location||Oneonta, NY United States |
Damaschke Field is a ballpark located in Oneonta, NY. It was built in 1939 and has a capacity of 4,200 people. It is the home stadium of the Oneonta Tigers of the New York-Penn League. Alcohol is not sold at Damaschke Field. It is the only dry ballpark in organized baseball.
Damaschke Field is located within Neawha Park, where baseball has been played since 1906. The stadium was originally known as Neawha Park Field, but was renamed in 1968 when it underwent some renovation and was named to honor a local donor and supporter of Oneonta baseball.
Damaschke Field features a covered grandstand which is flanked by rows of open bleachers stretching along the baselines into the outfield. The majority of the grandstand seating is bleachers, but there are two rows of box seating along the front of the grandstand that are reserved for season ticket holders.
While many of the more modern parks currently in use in the New York-Penn League feature view-unobstructing nets behind home plate like those found in today's Major League parks, Damaschke Field features metal fencing which forms a large cage to protect fans from stray balls.
Damaschke Field underwent a great deal of renovation following the Oneonta Tigers 2007 season.