THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE WAHCONAH PARK
Pittsfield Colonials home games are played at historic Wahconah Park located in downtown Pittsfield in the heart of scenic Berkshire County. Constructed in 1919, the 3,500 seating capacity ballpark has been home to professional baseball for nearly 100 years and remains one of the last wooden grandstand pro ballparks in the country. More than 200 former Pittsfield minor league ballplayers have played in the Major Leagues.
Wahconah Park’s classic and intimate design offers fans a ballpark experience that harkens back to the early decades of attending a ballgame. Unique to ballparks everywhere is its home plate facing west that creates one of baseball’s most unusual events on sunny summer evenings—the 20-minute Sun Delay.
WAHCONAH PARK TODAY
In 2009, the City of Pittsfield completed its Phase I $750,000 ballpark improvements including new infield and irrigation system, public restrooms renovations, ballpark painting, parking lot paving and perimeter landscaping. An equally extensive Phase II renovation is also planned and may include a ballpark façade historic makeover (brick facing or aged wood).
The Colonials acknowledge the City’s rich history of baseball and Wahconah Park by offering fans a pro ballpark experience unlike anywhere else. The team dons classic late 19th-century uniforms for all home and road games—the first pro team in the country to do so since the late 19th century!
Extending down the right field line is the best Beer Gardens & Backyard Bar-B-Q Picnic Area offering fans spectacular and intimate ballgame sightlines, and three decked Hospitality Tents available for both public and private use—a must visit.
Enhancing the ballpark ambience is retro die-cut tin billboard sponsor signage, a host of pre-game and in-game entertainment, live music, in-game Give-A-Way promotions and Captain Colonial, the team mascot.
The entire Pittsfield Colonials organization hopes you can make Wahconah Park part of your summer travel destination plans. We’d love to see you at the old ballpark!
WAHCONAH PARK FUN FACTS
Ceramic Owls hang from the rafters to discourage pigeons from nesting.
Lou Gehrig once hit a home run into the Housatonic River behind the right field fence.
Previous professional clubs that played at Wahconah include Pittsfield Electrics, Hillies, Ponies, Brewers, Cubs, Indians, Mets, Phillies, Rangers, Red Sox, Senators, Astros, and Black Bears.