Luther Williams Field – Macon, Georgia
Photos* by Paul Crumlish
Former Notable Players: Jermaine Dye, Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones, Jason Schmidt, Odalis Perez, and John Rocker.
|Team||Seating Capacity||Dimensions||Year Opened|
|Macon Bacon||3500||LF 335|
Opened in 1929, Luther Williams Field in Macon, Georgia is one of the oldest ballparks in the US still standing.
It’s also the second oldest Minor League stadium. In more than 90 years of history, it hosted a number of local baseball teams.
Most notably the Macon Peaches, who played there, with short breaks, from 1929 until 1983, and the Macon Braves, Atlanta’s Class-A affiliate from 1991 to 2002.
Currently, the primary tenants are the Macon Bacon, a wood bat collegiate summer baseball team playing in the Coastal Plain League.
The stadium was named after Macon’s mayor at the time, Luther Williams, who played a crucial role in bringing baseball into the town.
The ballpark sits next to the Ocmulgee River, in Macon’s Central City Park, which is also the venue for the annual Georgia State Fair.
It still has many of the original features, including the covered grandstand and the brick and iron gated entrance.
The Macon Bacon ownership group, that took over the stadium in 2018, invested $2.5 million in various upgrades and renovations, adding many modern amenities while still preserving the original spirit of this historic ballpark.
The current capacity of the Luther Williams Field is 3,500 people. The majority of the seats are located at the grandstand behind the homeplate.
There’s also limited seating at the aluminum bleacher along the lines and a picnic area down the left field line.
Thanks to its classic appeal, the stadium was used as a location for several movies and TV shows, including “42,” “Trouble with the Curve,” and “Brockmire.”
*Photos Taken On:
Asheville Tourists vs. Macon Braves, June 15, 2002