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BUILT: 1930

CAPACITY: 10,000 (1930); 7,500 (1999)


Joe Engel Stadium was home for the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League from 1976 to 1999. It was also the park where Satchel Paige and Willie Mays played their first Negro League games.

The park was named after Lookouts owner Joe Engel. Engel Stadium featured a rather unique centerfield. The centerfield distance was a vast 471 feet, and in front of it was five foot incline with sharp sides.

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