is a stadium
in Long Beach, California
. It originally opened in 1956 and is primarily used for baseball
. It holds 3,238 people. It is named for Frank Blair, the sports editor for the Long Beach Press-Telegram
newspaper for 32 years.
Located in Recreation Park
, it was constructed in 1958 and over the years has fostered local amateur baseball and hosted Moore League
high school football
teams, along with American Legion
and Connie Mack baseball. The Chicago Cubs
baseball team held spring training at the ballpark in 1966
, the Los Angeles Rams
football team and Olympic
teams have used the site for practice or exhibition games
It is the home of the Long Beach State 49ers baseball
team, the Dirtbags
, and the Golden Baseball League
team, the Long Beach Armada
In 1992, $1.475 million was spent to renovate the 3,238-seat facility. New spectator seating, field lights, a playing field with state-of-the-art drainage system, and turf which exceeds professional baseball standards were installed. Additional improvements, including 774 new box seats and a new scoreboard, were made in 1999.
Blair Field has been host of six MTV
Rock & Jock softball games. It has also has been the filming location for numerous film, TV and commercial productions.
The Minnesota Vikings
practiced at Blair Field prior to Super Bowl XI
in nearby Pasadena