Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark
(Redirected from Jackie Robinson Stadium (Daytona Beach))
|Jackie Robinson Stadium|
|Daytona Tortugas, Bethune-Cookman University|
It lost the 2020 Florida State League All-Star Game to the Coronavirus pandemic - it would have been the final one in the circuit's history, as the FSL was disbanded as a result of the 2021 Minor League Reorganization.
Baseball here dates to 1914, but today's grandstand and press box only to 1962. Arguably the minors' oldest active park - when did it become "this" park? - it is historic whether that is true or not. A year before breaking big-league baseball's color line, Jackie Robinson, then with the Montreal Royals, faced the Brooklyn Dodgers here in a March 17, 1946, spring training game that was the first openly integrated non-barnstorming game since 1889. Although renamed for Robinson in 1989, its 1998 National Register of Historic Places entry reads "City Island Ball Park" - the name it went by when the historic events of 1946 took place. "The Jack" - on City Island in the Halifax River - went to artificial turf in 2019.
Radiology Associates purchased field naming rights before the 2014 season.