Sidney Nebraska
Legion Field

Images courtesy Justin Long



Sidney is a vibrant city of about 7,000 residents in the panhandle of Nebraska. Originally a railroad town it was named after Sidney Dillon, then president of the Union Pacific. Today it is growing community which has been recognized as one of the top 100 rural communities in America.
Baseball in Sidney has a long and storied history. Along with a number of town teams and youth teams, Sidney was the host of the 1975 class "B" American Legion Nebraska State Championship and the legion team finished second in the state in 1976.

The current Legion Field features a well manicured grass infield, good lighting for night baseball, aluminum grandstands and a nice pressbox.

Sidney is a community on the move and the ball diamond at Legion Park is a gem in the panhandle of Nebraska. The entire complex features seven softball and baseball diamonds. Thanks to Justin Long for the great pictures of this park and if anyone has additional historical information about Sidney baseball let me know. (

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