New Orleans professional baseball meanwhile had its own facility. The Southern Association team, "the Pelicans" had been playing for over 4 decades at Heinemann Park (aka Pelicans Stadium), located at Tulane and Carrollton. Pelicans Stadium was bought in 1957 and demolished to make way for the construction of Foutainbleau Hotel. Without a place to play, the Southern Assocation turned to New Orleans' other famous stadium… Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park.