This was quite a common thing throughout America. Many companies based in towns where there was little entertainment, kept up their employee's spirits by building baseball stadiums to host leagues and tournaments. Firestone Stadium in Akron Ohio and the many ballparks created and utilized by the cotton mills of the southeast are perfect examples of these types of facilities. Interestingly enough, many of them were better than local professional facilities, because they were built with the private funds of their very rich companies... and not whatever the local goverment could "publicly afford" to lay out.