Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Palm Springs Stadium

Stadium Address For Directions, click here.
1901 E. Baristo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(We share a parking lot with the Palm Springs Library)

For more pictures of Palm Springs Stadium, click here.

Looking back, the arrival of the Palm Springs POWER in 2004 revitalized this historic stadium that has seen so much great baseball and great baseball players. The Palm Springs Chill is now the newest team to call historic Palm Springs Stadium home.

In 1949 the stadium was built for use as a Polo Ground. Hence its original name - the Polo Grounds - which was kept until late 1960 when former Los Angeles Angels owner Gene Autry was awarded the expansion from Major League Baseball and made Palm Springs their spring training home. Later the stadium’s name was changed to Angels Stadium even though the complex was shared by the Angels, San Diego Padres, and Seattle Rainiers during spring training.

In 2006 the POWER signed a long term lease on Palm Springs Stadium with the City of Palm Springs. Many capital improvements have been made to the stadium since the POWER’s 2004 arrival and in May of 07′ the stadium received a brand new paint job just in time for the POWER’s season. 2010 marked the inagural season of the California Winter League, a professional instructional here, boasting 4 teams, with all games played out of Palm Springs Stadium. Several new improvements to the stadium will be made in the coming year, all in the hopes of improving the fans experience at historic Palm Springs Stadium.

***No Outside Food or Drink allowed in Stadium***

***No dogs allowed in park except for during Bark in the Park Sundays***


Key Events in the History of the Palm Springs Stadium

January 1950: World Class Rodeo Inaugurates Polo Grounds Arena
1950-1955: Pacific Coast League’s Seattle Rainiers Played at Polo Grounds
1957-1959
: Other Pacific Coast League Teams Use the Facilities
1960: Seattle Rainiers Return to Palm Springs
1961: California Angels, Owned by Gene Autry and Robert Reynolds, Make Palm Springs Their Spring Training Home
April 1969: 250 Law Officers Face 1,500 Wild Youths During Pop Music Festival Riot
March 1983: Tommy John Takes on Sutton at Angels Game
July 1983: Stadium Gets Lights Due to Funds Donated By Gene Autry
October 1985: Stadium Site of Big Circus and Halloween Carnival
November 1985: Vintage Grand Prix Held at Stadium
April 1986: Angels Single A Affiliate moves and beings play at Palm Springs Stadium
January 1991
: D. Strawberry and Other Dodgers Play in Celebrity Softball Game Held at Stadium
June 1991: Power Jam Loads Stadium With Top-40 Bands for Music Festival
December 1991: Senior Olympics Return For Their Fifth Year
March 1992: Angels Bid Farewell to Palm Springs as they Head to Tempe, AZ
August 1992: Kansas City Royals Baseball Tryouts Set in Palm Springs
September 1993: PS Angels Move to Their New Home in Lake Elsinore
June 1994: PS Promise Come Out Swinging on Opening Day
May 1995: PS Suns Start Play at Stadium
June 1996: Angels Stadium Gets Name Change to PS Stadium at Request of PS Suns
June 2004: Baseball Fans Excited as Palm Springs Power Take the Field at Palm Springs Stadium
June 2005: Power Start Their Second Season in Palm Springs
June 2006: Power Start Their Third Season in Palm Springs
May 2007: Stadium gets a brand new paint job courtesy of the City of Palm Springs
June 2007: Power Begin Their Fourth Season at Palm Springs Stadium
October 2007: Power Announce they are starting Palm Springs Chill Franchise to play in February of 2008
September 2009: Power Announce they are starting the California Winter League, to play in February of 2010
February 2010: California Winter League Opening Day at the ballpark
Information obtained from Palm Springs Public Library

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