Photographs courtesy of the Paul Hamaker Collection
Sicks Stadium debuted in 1938 to play host to the Pacific Coast League's Seattle Rainiers, replacing old Dugdale Field which had burned to the ground on July 4th, 1932... after an Independence Day celebration. The "Seattle Indians" as they were known then, had to retreat to makeshift Civic Field for several years, (located where the Key Arena is today) which was not fit to serve as a Pacific Coast League stadium. Sicks Stadium was finally built 6 years later to give Seattle a new and permanent Triple-A home.