By 1893, League Park I had seen some good years (pushing 194,000 for 2nd in the league) as well as some rather ugly ones (when they failed to break the 100,000 mark). Owner John Brush however decided by the winter of 1893-1894 that his Redlegs needed a new ballpark. The problem was however... he didn't have time to knock down the big grandstand he had built ... clear the debris and built a new ballpark in time for the upcoming season. His location at the corner of Western and Findlay meanwhile was one that he didn't want to give up.
So how was John Brush going to build the brand new ballpark on his property (shown above) when there was already a big ballpark sitting upon that same property that he didn't have the time or ability to destroy? Brush came up with an ingenious plan. He simply built this new grandstand in Left Field... then moved the plate in front of this new grandstand (and put the bases around it)... and made the old League Park I grandstand the "Right Field bleachers".
This is why there is so much confusion when you look up where the Reds played from 1894-1900. Some say League Park I, some say League Park II. In fact they're both right as this was the one and only time in history that both ballparks were used simultaneously. This ballpark above became the main ballpark behind homeplate while the "former ballpark behind home plate League Park I" continued to exist and was used as the outfield bleacher seating. The old outfield was now the infield. The old infield was now the outfield.
This plan was not only ingenious... it would literally "save" John Brush from losing everything, one day very soon.