Emil Sick was able to summise the dire situation the team was in and offered $100k to buy the franchise, which was eagerly accepted. Sick then went back to old Dugdale Park… now 7 years later since it burned to the ground and bought up the property. Using the old infield and outfield, he build a brand new stunning ballpark which he would dub "Sicks Seattle Stadium" for his Seattle Indians (which he now renamed the Seattle Rainiers... shown above, getting ready for a game at Civic Stadium while awaiting the grand opening of Sicks Stadium). The Rainiers would thrive under Emil Sick's reign. Sicks Seattle Stadium would serve very successfully for 30 years as a Pacific Coast League stadium… and for one season very un-successful season as a Major League home to the Seattle Pilots.