E. J. Block Athletic Field
|E.J. Block Athletic Field|
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|Address:||East Chicago, Indiana|
|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.
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.