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Flamingo Field
Location Miami Beach, Florida
Surface Grass
Capacity 3,000
Field dimensions Left Field - 335 ft
Center Field - 381 ft

Right Field - ft
New York Giants (NL) (spring training) (1934-1935)
Philadelphia Phillies (NL) (spring training) (1940-1942, 1946)
Miami Beach Tigers-Flamingos (FECL) (1940-1942)
Miami Beach Flamingos (FIL) (1946-1952, 1954)
Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) (spring training) (1947)

Flamingo Field was a ballpark in Miami Beach, Florida home to Miami Beach minor-league clubs and the spring training home of the New York Giants in 1934 and 1935, the Philadelphia Phillies from 1940 to 1942, and again in 1946, and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1947. Capacity was approximately 3,000 for baseball. The park was also referred to as "Flamingo Park" which is also the name of the area in which it was located.

Flamingo Field was home to the Class D Florida East Coast League Miami Tigers in 1940, who changed their nickname to the Flamingos in 1941 and won the League championship that year. The FECL folded in May 1942 due to World War II. After the War, the Flamingos joined the new Class C Florida International League in 1946. The Flamingos played the 1952 season, sat-out 1953, and rejoined in 1954 only to move across Biscayne Bay to Miami during the 1954 season.

In addition to baseball, the field was used for multiple purposes. The Georgia Bulldogs football team practiced at Flamingo Field in December 1941 prior to the 1942 Orange Bowl[1] in which they defeated TCU.


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