Music - South of the border by the Doobie Brothers
Photographed in 1990 and 1994 using film.
Dudley Field - Opened in 1924, closed and demolished in 2005. Site is now part of the El Paso Zoo.
Location - 9700 Gateway North Blvd., El Paso, Texas
The site where Dudley Field once proudly stood has been turned into an extension of the El Paso Zoo. A fitting use since the old Dudley Dome was a 3 ring circus. Quirky, quaint, and just plain bare bones. Dudley field hosted baseball for 65 years. The El Paso Sun Kings, which became the El Paso Diablos were the main tenant. The park was probably the worst in the Texas league, and in 1989, the Diablos relocated to Cohen Stadium in north El Paso. The old girl stood for another 16 years and was mainly used for soccer. In 2005, the park was finally demolished. To my knowledge, there is no marker showing where Dudley Field once stood.
A huge thanks to Stephen Carroll who donated the last 10 photos on the slideshow.
Dudley field in May of 1990. The El Paso Diablos have already moved to Cohen Stadium in north El Paso.
Quirky it was.... the slope in CF, a la Crosley field and Minute Made Park. 5/90
Underneath the main stands.. concessions to the right, offices to the left... and clubhouse. 5/90
Fast forward about 4 years to June of 1994. The baseball field is now a soccer field, the ticket booth, seen here, is in ruin and no longer in use.
The park has been painted from when the Diablos played here.
The dugouts are sealed. The old wooden fence in the outfield is now torn down.