The last Eugene Emeralds opening day at Civic Stadium in 2009.
It's one of only a dozen wooden ballparks still standing in the United States, and one of only five remaining built by the Works Progress Administration.
In its last season in use, it was the 9th oldest minor league ballpark in the country, and 3rd oldest west of the Rockies.
Eugene, Oregon's Civic Stadium has historic chops galore -- and yet, it sits unoccupied, slowly deteriorating. It is not, however, unloved or forgotten. The work of the Friends of Civic Stadium (FOCS) sees to that. The avid group of local preservationists have been working tirelessly to convince the stadium's owners, Eugene's School District 4J, to find a solution that will provide the historic stadium a new lease on life.... Read More →
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