Tech Field (San Antonio)

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Tech Field
Location San Antonio, Texas
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1921
Demolished 1946
Tenants
San Antonio Missions (TL) (1932–1942, 1946)
Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) (1936)
St. Louis Browns (AL) (1937–1941)
Fox Tech High School (1921–1946)

Tech Field was a baseball stadium, located in San Antonio, Texas, from 1921 until 1946. It served as the home of the San Antonio Missions of the Texas League. It also served as the spring training site of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1936 and the St. Louis Browns from 1937–1941.[1] The field belonged to the city high school today known as Fox Tech.

The Missions team moved to Tech Field after a June 18, 1932, fire destroyed the club's former home at League Park. The Missions then were affiliated with the St. Louis Browns, which had made some moves in the late 1930s toward buying the property. The Browns front office passed when offered the opportunity again, months before the city school district decided to sell it to the San Antonio Transit Company, forerunner of VIA Metropolitan Transit, for $160,000. Alamo Stadium, then opened in 1940 and become the chief venue for high school football. Tech Field was deem non-essential to the school district. The Missions were allowed to play there for a final season in 1946, before the field was demolished.[2]

References

  1. "Minor League Spring Training Stadiums". Digital Ballparks. Retrieved May 1, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Allen, Paula (February 6, 2014). "Missions played at Tech Field for a time". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved May 1, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>