Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium is one of Minor League Baseball’s most historic venues as 2012 will mark the 61st year that baseball in Vancouver has called ‘The Nat’ home.
Our fans are right on top of the action due to the narrow foul territory inside the park. Spectators are also treated to one of the few manual scoreboards still in operation in Minor League Baseball keeping track of the action just feet in front of picturesque Queen Elizabeth Park.
Built in 1951, it was originally named Capilano Stadium after a local brewery and was home to the Vancouver Capilanos of the Western International League (1951-54), Vancouver Mounties (1956-62, 1965-69).
In 1978, Capilano Stadium was renamed Nat Bailey Stadium, an honour bestowed on Vancouver’s Nat Bailey who was a longtime supporter of baseball doing everything from hawking peanuts to overseeing professional baseball operations back in baseball’s ‘hey day’ locally. Baseball returned for good the same year with the Vancouver Canadians of the Pacific Coast League (1978-1999) followed by the Class A Short-Season Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League (2000 – current).
Today, more than seven million fans have walked through the doors of Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium and enjoyed a longtime Vancouver tradition. The Canadians offer one of baseball’s greatest perks enjoying 10 Power Smart ‘Nooners presented by BC Hydro, giving fans the chance not only to enjoy a great game of baseball, but the chance to work on their tan as well!