Lane Field, the former home of the minor-league San Diego Padres, would be memorialized under the terms of a hotel-development project on the old ballpark site.
Lane Field was home to the Pacific Coast League Padres from 1936 to 1957, before it was replaced by Westgate Park. It occupied a pretty scenic waterfront location on the North Embarcadero, a site that’s now used for surface parking.
There’s a proposal to turn the surface parking into a hotel complex. As part of the construction, the old Lane Field infield would be laid out, with home plate located in the original spot, an elevated pitchers mound, bases, and lighting used to illuminate the baselines.
The development was approved by San Diego Port Commissioners yesterday.
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