League Stadium, the home of the Dubois County Bombers (summer collegiate, Prospect League), sustained significant wind damage from severe storms ripping through southern Indiana last night, as most of the grandstand roof on the third-base side was torn off and the right-field wall was flattened.
The Huntingburg ballpark is historic, dating back to around 1890. Besides serving as a pro and summer-collegiate venue, League Stadium was featured in A League of Their Own, as the ballpark was completely renovated in 1991 for use in the landmark movie.
“We’re not sure right now what the implications are,” said Bombers GM Gary Freymiller. “My initial thoughts are that this damage can be repaired before our home opener on June 2nd, but we will need to follow the lead of the City of Huntingburg regarding the repairs. We’re going to move ahead with our normal plans, and if we need to make adjustments along the way, so be it.
“We’re going to play our season as scheduled, and we hope and expect to be playing here in League Stadium. As far as we know, no one was injured here in the community, so we’re very thankful for that.”
Share your news with the baseball community. Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subscribers to the weekly Ballpark Digest newsletter see features before they’re posted to the site. You can sign up for a free subscription at the Newsletter Signup Page.