Victory Field

From BR Bullpen

  • Name: Victory Field
  • GPS-able Address: 501 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • Ballpark Owner: City of Indianapolis-Marion County Unigov
  • Architects: Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf
  • Groundbreaking: 12/16/1994
  • Minor League Baseball Teams: Indianapolis Indians (AAA) 1996-present
  • Class/League History: AAA/International League 2022-present; AAA/Triple-A East 2021; AAA/International League 1998-2020; AAA/American Association 1996-1997
  • First Professional Baseball Game: 7/11/1996; stadium debut of Class AAA Indians
  • Others Playing or Operating Here: None
  • Previous Ballpark Names: None
  • LF: 320 CF: 402 RF: 320
  • Seats: 11,750
  • Stated Capacity: 13,750
  • House Baseball/Softball Record Attendance (as currently configured): 13,911, 7/22/2022


Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN, is the home of the Indianapolis Indians, the Pittsburgh Pirates' Triple-A International League farm team. It served as a recreational area for basketball players in the 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament, which was played in a "bubble" because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The HOK Sport (now Populous) brick ballpark replaced Bush Stadium in 1996. The old yard, originally Perry Field, was renamed Victory Field during World War II. In 1941, former local ballplayer and Major Leaguer Owen J. "Donie" Bush bought the club and ran it for a decade. The ballpark was renamed for him in 1966, but folks kept calling it Victory Field so the old name was recast on the new ballpark. Perry/Victory hosted 13 million fans over its 65 years, but "The Vic" matched that in just over 20.

The Vic opened with a stated capacity of 15,500 - then the third-largest in the minor leagues - and reported 16,168 on July 22, 2000. However, reconfigurations or renovations dropped it to 14,500 in 2006, 14,200 in 2011, and 13,750 in 2020. The house baseball record, as the playpen is currently configured, is 13,911 on July 4, 2022. Victory Field features grassy picnic seating in the outfield.

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