Map of Rourke Park
In 1900, the park on Vinton Street was completed. This park was located between 13th and 15th with Vinton Street to the south of the park. Entry gates were on 15th Street and Vinton Street. Even the name of the park depended on the whim of the newspaper. Usually it was refered to as the "Vinton Street Park". Sometimes it was called Rourke Park and later in the twenties League Park became the most common moniker.
In 1911 a major overhaul of the Vinton Street Park was accomplished. A new grandstand was constructed. It was twenty seven feet from base to top of roof. It was seventy feet deep and 450 ft. long when all the segments were added together. It had a capacity of 7,500 with 800 box seats, 1,200 chairs and 4,100 other seats. The rest of the 7,500 was standing room. An additional 2,500 bleacher seats were in past first base, down the right field line. The outfield fences were moved further back during this reconstruction of the park. The park burned down in 1936.
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