Athletic Park saw some American style football and even Lacrosse come to the park to make up for the lack of professional baseball over the next decade and a half. Several amateur leagues would play at Athletic Park and draw decent crowds… as that was the only baseball now available to watch. That was until 1926 when a fire took out a large part of the grandstand. Despite the disaster and no professional Minor League systems in the area able to take residence here, Bob Brown had the ballpark rebuilt very quickly and by 1930, even added lights to the facility. Athletic Park would soon draw the interest of some of the Yankees who were barnstorming through the area, as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig took the plate at Athletic Park in front of a sold out stadium in the rain in 1934. It was said that on a Vancouver History Baseball site, that Nat Bailey could be heard hawking his hot dogs in the stands.