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Bosse Field Celebrates 106th Birthday

Source: Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

Stadium hosted its first events on June 17th, 1915. Events included a baseball game and a wrestling match.

Posted: Jun 17, 2021 8:10 AM

An icon of Evansville turns 106 Thursday.

Bosse Field in Garvin Park first hosted events on June 17th, 1915.

According to a Facebook post from the Vanderburgh County Historical Society, the stadium hosted a baseball game between Evansville and a team from Erie, Pennslyvania.

Plus, that evening, the stadium hosted a wrestling match between Yussiff Hussane and Jess Westegard.

Currently, the stadium remains the home for the Evansville Otters, an independent Frontier League baseball team, high school baseball games and state tournament games involving Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation schools, and other events like the recent Food Truck Festival.

The stadium has served as home for the Triple-A team Evansville Triplets, NFL-franchise Crimson Giants in the 1920's, and the film set for the movie "A League Of Their Home" in the early 90s.

Evansville Otters will celebrate the 106th anniversary tonight during this evening's game against the Gateway Grizzlies.  Team will also celebrate Evan the Otter's birthday.

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