The Federal League Ballparks

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Below is a brief description of where each Federal League team played their home games. Click on the thumbnail picture for more information about their ballpark.

Baltimore Terrapins
The Baltimore Terrapins played in Terrapin Park. The park was a brand new ballpark for the brand new league. The construction for the wooden park started on February 1, 1914 and was completed in time for opening day on April 13, 1914.

Brooklyn Tip Tops
The Brooklyn Tip Tops played their home games in a refurbished Washington Park. Washington Park was the previously the home grounds for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1898 to 1912. The Dodgers had moved after the 1912 season to play in the brand new Ebbets Field.

Buffalo Blues
The Buffalo Blues played at Federal League Park. Due to delays in construction of the new ballpark, the Buffalo team did not play their first home game until a month after the Federal League season had started.

Chicago Whales
The Chicago Whales played their home games at Weeghman Park. The park was a brand new ballpark located on the North Side of Chicago located at Addison and Clark Streets. The architect of the stadium was Zachary Davis, the same designer of Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox. The park is still in existence but is better known as Wrigley Field.

Kansas City Packers
The Packers played at Gordon & Koppel Field.

Indianapolis played at West Washington Street Park. It was also known as Hoosier Park, Greenlawn Park and Federal League Park. A unique feature of the ballpark were some railroad tracks that ran behind the centerfield wall. Sometimes trainmen would move a freight car behind the fence and created temporary bleachers so they could watch the game for free.

Newark Peppers
The Newark Peppers played their home games at Harrison Park in Newark, New Jersey. The ballpark was built especially for the Newark team but was not completed by opening day. Most of the roof still needed to be put in place when the first pitch was thrown.

Pittsburgh Rebels or Stogies
The Pittsburgh Rebels played their home games in Exposition Park. The park was built in 1882 and was home to the many Pittsburgh teams in the American Association, Players League, and National League. The tenants prior to the Rebels were the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates played at Exposition Park until 1909 where they then moved to Forbes Field.

St. Louis Terriers
The St. Louis Terries played their home games at Handlan's Park. The ballpark was built in 1914 for the Federal League team.