Engel Stadium: Down in the last inning

It is great to see a group of people are trying to save Chattanooga’s historic Engel Stadium, the second oldest minor league baseball stadiums in America and one that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

It’s an 80-year-old, 5,997-seat monument to baseball history that seems to be locked in a “Twilight Zone” episode of ownership.

I was there in 2008 and took the above HRD photos. It was in bad shape then; I can only imagine what it’s like with two more years of  no maintenance and being a haunt of the homeless.

A story in the Chattanooga Times Free Press today offers a glimmer of hope of saving the park. Its supporters need to be wearing their rally caps.

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