athletic field

E. J. Block Athletic Field

E.J. Block Athletic Field is a stadium in East Chicago, Indiana. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field for Calumet College of St. Joseph's Crimson Wave Baseball team which play in the CCAC. It is also the home park of the East Chicago Central High School baseball team and the East Chicago Post 369 American Legion summer baseball team, respectively.

It originally opened in 1942.


Block Stadium as it is known today was dedicated on Memorial Day 1942 and was financed by the Block family (owners of the Inland Steel Company) to boost employee morale. They later donated the stadium to the City of East Chicago.

The stadium first served a professional team in 1995 as the East Chicago Conquistadors called it home, for their first and only season. The team brought in an average crowd of 94 fans per game.


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