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Surface  Grass
Area  2 ha
Phone  +1 863-834-6035
Opened  17 March 1925
Capacity  1,000
Henley Field
Full name  Athletic Park (1925–1942) Clare “Doc” Henley Ball Park (1942–present)
Location  1125 North Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805-4645
Owner  Lakeland Parks and Recreation Department (Pending sale to Florida Southern College)
Operator  Lakeland Parks and Recreation Department
Field size  Left – 325 ft Left center – 365 ft Center – 420 ft Right center - 385 ft Right – 330 ft
Address  1125 N Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805, USA
Similar  Joker Marchant Stadium, Chain of Lakes Park, Clearwater Athletic Field, Terry Park Ballfield, Ban Johnson Park

Historic henley field in lakeland fl


Henley Field is a historic site in Lakeland, Florida. Built in 1922, it is located at 1125 North Florida Avenue. Clare Henley, for whom the park was named in 1942, encouraged its construction in an effort to persuade a professional baseball team to train there. On May 23, 1997, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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The ballpark was renovated prior to the 2002 season at a cost of $250,000. Henley was renovated to enable the Lakeland Tigers to play at the historic ballpark during the 2002 season. while their home field, Joker Marchant Stadium (which is also the current spring training home of the Detroit Tigers), was renovated during the 2002 season.

Henley Field was used as the home ballpark of the fictional Class D Tampico Stogies in the 1987 HBO movie Long Gone which starred William Petersen and Virginia Madsen. During the film the stadium was known as Smythe Field.

On September 2, 2015, the City of Lakeland announced it would sell Henley Field for $1 million to United Methodist Church-affiliated Florida Southern College, whose baseball team have used the park for the past 55 years.

As happened in 2002, the Lakeland Flying Tigers (Advanced-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) played at Henley Field for the duration of their 2016 season due to the renovation of nearby Joker Marchant Stadium.

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References

Henley Field Wikipedia


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