Danville Area Convention and Visitors' Bureau

(217) 442-2096

100 West Main Street Suite #146 Danville, IL 61832

Danville Stadium


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Opening in 1946, Danville Stadium was built as a Brooklyn Dodger farm team location and remains one of the only stadiums left from that era.  In 1947, Branch Rickey brought the Dodger MLB team to play an exhibition at the stadium with a team that included Jackie Robinson, Peewee Reese, Carl Erskine, and many others.

Many visiting team players of note also played on the field, including Sachel Paige in 1961.  The stadium has rostered over 150 major league players or coaches.

The ballpark was used in 1991 as a location for the filming of Universal’s The Babe.

Owned by the City of Danville, the Stadium currently serves as home field for the Danville Dans (summer collegiate league team/Prospect League), Danville Area Community College, Danville High School, Schlarman Academy, and American Legion Post 210.

 

 



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