Lake Charles was awarded a franchise in the new Evangeline League which opened in 1934. It was a great oportunity for Lake Charles as this new league opened with great anticipation. Many of the big towns of Louisiana would play against each other making a fantastic rivalry amongst the local cities. Legion Field was expected to be one of the cornerstones of the league because of the quality of its ballpark. Everything was coming together for the Lake Charles Explorers as they began its inaugural season. Little did they know they wouldn't even make it past the first 2 months.