After beating out Kalispell Montana to land the NWL franchise, it took just two seasons before the Bend Rainbows were gone and the Seattle Rainiers took their place on the Northwest League's roster. Sick's Stadium had just been a home to the Major League Seattle Pilots and now had been relegated to Short Season Single-A ball. In the meantime, the old Municipal Stadium grandstand was condemned in 1974 (according to Gord Brown *SABR) and was demolished. The new uncovered grandstand which you see here, rose up in its place. Everything else remained pretty much the same… including the ballfield itself. While the ballpark was now brand new again… just as the case was with Municipal Stadium, it would have to wait quite a long time before professional baseball would return to its friendly confines. In fact it wouldn't be until 6 years later (sound familiar?), that the Northwest League was willing to give Bend another chance. Finally in 1978, a brand new franchise dubbed the "Bend Timber Hawks" would take the field at Vince Genna Stadium, bringing this new stadium up to professional status.