Kindrick Field

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Kindrick Field
Location Helena, MT United States
46.599467; -112.026697
Building chronology
Built 1939
Helena Brewers
2,200 (2,010 seated)

Kindrick Legion Field in Helena, MT, was the home of Helena affiliated baseball from 1978 through 2018. After that, the Helena Brewers of the Pioneer League moved into an existing ballpark in Colorado Springs, CO, as the Rocky Mountain Vibes.

Three Elmore Sports Group teams moved simultaneously during that off-season: the Double-A San Antonio Missions to Amarillo, TX, the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox to San Antonio, TX, as "Missions", and the [[Milwaukee Brewers' Rookie-Advanced affiliate to the Springs. Kindrick was the odd stadium out.

The plan nearly fell apart when San Antonio wouldn't replace Wolff Municipal Stadium, but Amarillo's new ballpark outweighed that.

On the National Register of Historic Places since 1988, Helena's wooden ballpark is a time warp to 1932 Americana on a diamond. Its debut was a major media event. Then-Legion Field cost little, even in the Depression: American Legion Post 2 contributed $650, securing the original name and Legion ball use; promoters collected another $900; businesses donated labor and materials; and players bought the materials to build Helena's first outfield fence.

Renamed in 1973 for Legion and baseball booster Ace Kindrick, it first landed professional ball in 1978. Also a Brewers' team, that club moved to Utah in 2000 but was replaced when the Medicine Hat Blue Jays moved to Kindrick in 2003.

It has a capacity of 2,200 people, seating 2,010.