Stockton Ballpark

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  • Name: Stockton Ballpark
  • GPS-able Address: 404 West Fremont Street, Stockton, CA 95203
  • Ballpark Owner: City of Stockton
  • Architects: HKS
  • Groundbreaking: 4/17/2004
  • Minor League Baseball Teams: Stockton Ports (A) 2021-present; Stockton Ports (A+) 2005-present
  • Class/League History: A/California League 2022-present; A/Low-A West 2021; A+/California League 2005-2020
  • First Professional Baseball Game: 4/28/2005; stadium debut of Class A Ports
  • Others Playing or Operating Here: None
  • Previous Ballpark Names: None
  • LF: 300 CF: 399 RF: 326
  • Seats: 4,200
  • Stated Capacity: 5,200
  • House Baseball/Softball Record Attendance (as currently configured): 6,285, 7/3/2008


Stockton Ballpark in Stockton, CA, is the home of the Stockton Ports, the Oakland Athletics' Low-A California League farm team. Stockton is one of two cities that claim to be "Mudville" of Casey at the Bat fame, which is why the Ports played two seasons as the Mudville Nine.

The Ports call their playpen Banner Island Ballpark, but the sign under which fans pass while entering the main gate reads "Stockton Ballpark."[1] Absent lease terms to the contrary, a facility's owner names it, and in this case that is the city of Stockton.

Banner Island is located in Oakland's protected territory. While it may have been an island in the 1860s, it is now a peninsula. Charles Weber inspired its name by flying the U.S. flag there after Union victories, Coxey’s Army protesters camped there before their Panic of 1893-march on Washington, DC, World War II ships were built here - and professional baseball arrived by the 1880s.

Stockton Ballpark was to host the 2020 California League All-Star Game, but the event was lost to the Coronavirus pandemic along with that entire season.

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