Civic Stadium, circa 1974

Interior view of Civic Stadium during a Mavericks game, circa 1974. Since the time of this image the stadium has changed names three times: PGE Park (2001-2010), Jeld Wen Field (2011-2014) and Providence Park (2010-present). Before the stadium was known as Civic Stadium it was known as Multnomah Field (1893-1926) and Multnomah Stadium (1926-1965).


City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2001-045.1018.


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10 thoughts on “Civic Stadium, circa 1974

  1. ‘The Battered Bastards of Baseball’ (available on Netflix) is a fantastic documentary about the Mavericks.

  2. That’s quite a crowd for single A baseball. Bing Russell was quite the promoter. One year on the last day of the season the whole team switched positions every inning so in the end all nine players had played all nine positions. Everybody pitched and caught for an inning. My recollection is they won the game to boot. Miss the Mavs.

  3. Wasn’t there an Enron Park” somewhere in the long sequence of names – prior to their demise?

  4. I’m old enough to remember when the Portland Beavers of Pacific Coast League fame moved into Multnomah Stadium from their old Vaughn Street Ball Park for the 1956 season. Their opening-day double header drew 34,500 fans — a PCL record! I recall seeing the great Eddie Basinski, the tall violin-playing second baseman, who was named the Beavers’ MVP in 1950, play in Multnomah Stadium before he was cut and went to the Seattle Rainiers in ’57. Man, those were great days for Portland baseball and a ten-year-old kid who was a total fan!

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