By New Years Day 1941, Frank D. Lawrence's new ballpark was almost complete as you can see from this photograph. The new stadium would be built on High Street and would cost a total of  $250,000 to build, debuting on Easter Sunday April 13, 1941. Old Sewanee Stadium would never see professional baseball again. The Portsmouth Cubs had switched affiliates three seasons earlier to the Philadelphia Phillies (though they retained the  "Portsmouth Cubs" name). When the new stadium debuted however, the Chicago Cubs had come to take back their Class B Piedmont League team and the Portsmouth Cubs were once again a Chicago Cubs franchise.