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E.J. Block Athletic Field

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Address: East Chicago, Indiana
Capacity: 6,000
Opened: 1941
Surface: grass
Also known as:
Current resident(s): Conquistadors (MAL) 1995
Crimson Wave (CCAC) ?-present
Field dimensions: Left field - 360 ft
Center Field - 385 ft
Right field - 320 ft

E.J. Block Athletic Field is a stadium in East Chicago, Indiana. It is currently the home field for Calumet College of St. Joseph's Crimson Wave Baseball team which play in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, It originally opened in 1942.

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Block Stadium as it is known today was dedicated on Memorial Day 1942 and was financed by the Block family (owners of the Inland Steel Company) to boost employee morale. They later donated the stadium to the City of East Chicago.

The stadium first served a professional team in 1995 as the East Chicago Conquistadors called it home, for their first and only season. The team brought in an average crowd of 94 fans per game.

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