Horlick Field, located on the north side of Racine, Wisconsin, in the United States, is a 5,000-seat football stadium and a baseball park enclosed within stone walls and chain fences. The land for the field was donated by William Horlick, the inventor of malted milk. It was designed in 1907 by Walter Dick, who also designed the North Beach Beach House.
Football has been a part of Horlick Field's history since 1919. It was the home for the Horlick - Racine Legion, a member of the NFL from 1922 to 1924, and the Racine Tornadoes, an NFL team in 1926. Now the Racine Raiders, a minor league team in the Mid-States Football League, call Horlick Field their home.
Teams from the high schools and local leagues play their regular season games in the baseball diamond, which is the site for local tournaments and championship games. The park has been the home of the Old Timer's Athletic Club Softball Tournament for over three decades. The Racine Belles, immortalized in the film A League of Their Own, called Horlick Field their home while the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was in existence.
Horlick Field has hosted 99 drum and bugle corps shows through 2013. Between 1962 and 1978, the stadium hosted 57 drum and bugle corps shows, an average of almost 3.5 shows a year.
|Horlick Athletic Field|
|Former names||North Side City League Park, City League Park, League Park|
|Location||1648 North Memorial Dr.|
Racine, WI 53203
|Owner||City of Racine|
|Operator||City of Racine|
|Opened||1907 (Approximate) as North Side City League Park; October 19, 1919 as Horlick Athletic Field|
|Construction cost||$250,000 Bleacher Upgrade in 2006/07|
|Racine Raiders (MSFL) (1953-Present) |
Racine Legion (Ind.) (1919-1921)
Racine Legion (NFL) (1922-1924)
Racine Tornadoes (NFL) (1926)
Racine Belles (AAGPBL) (1943-1950)
Annastasia Batikis [Stash] (March 15, 1927 – March 12, 2016) was a center fielder who played for the Racine Belles of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the 1945 season. Listed at 4 ft 11 in (1.50 m), 125 lb., she batted and threw left-handed.Horlick
Horlick may refer to:
Horlick Baronets, of Cowley Manor in the County of Gloucester, a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom
James Horlick (disambiguation)
John Horlick (disambiguation)
John Van Horlick (born 1949), a former World Hockey Association player for the Toronto Toros
Nicola Horlick, (born 1960), a British investment fund manager
Ted Horlick, born 1925, a British naval officer
William Horlick (1846–1936), an English-born food manufacturer and the original patent holder of malted milk
Malted milkJohn H. Batten Airport
John H. Batten Airport (IATA: RAC, ICAO: KRAC, FAA LID: RAC), also known as Batten International Airport, is a public use airport located 2 miles (3 km; 2 nmi) northwest of the central business district of Racine, a city in Racine County, Wisconsin, United States, North America. It is privately owned by the Racine Commercial Airport Corporation. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023, in which it is categorized as a regional reliever general aviation facility.Racine, Wisconsin
Racine ( rə-SEEN) is a city in and the county seat of Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River. Racine is located 22 miles south of Milwaukee. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the city had a population of 78,860, making it the fifth-largest city in Wisconsin. Its median home price of $103,625 makes it one of the most affordable cities in Wisconsin to buy a home. In January 2017, it was rated "the most affordable place to live in the world" by the Demographia International Housing Affordability survey.Racine is the headquarters of a number of industries, including J. I. Case heavy equipment, S. C. Johnson & Son cleaning and chemical products, Dremel Corporation, Reliance Controls Corporation time controls and transfer switches, Twin Disc, and Arthur B. Modine heat exchangers. The Mitchell & Lewis Company, a wagonmaker in the 19th century, began making motorcycles and automobiles as Mitchell-Lewis Motor Company at the start of the 20th century. Racine is also home to InSinkErator, manufacturers of the first garbage disposal. Racine was also historically home to the Horlicks malt factory, where malted milk balls were first developed, and the Western Publishing factory where Little Golden Books were printed. Prominent architects in Racine's history include A. Arthur Guilbert and Edmund Bailey Funston, and the city is home to several works by Frank Lloyd Wright. It has several immigrant communities, and is among both the most diverse and most racially segregated cities in Wisconsin.Racine Belles
The Racine Belles were one of the original teams of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League playing from 1943 through 1950 out of Racine, Wisconsin. The Belles won the league's first championship. The team played its home games at Horlick Field.Racine Legion
The Racine Legion was a professional American football team based in Racine, Wisconsin, of the National Football League from 1922 to 1924. Its official name was the Horlick-Racine Legion. The team then operated as the Racine Tornadoes in 1926.Racine Raiders
The Racine Raiders American football club is a Mid-States Football League team based in Racine, Wisconsin. Founded in 1953, they are the oldest minor league football team still operating in Wisconsin (United States). After a decade-long drought, the team has risen to prominence again, winning a national championship in two of the past six years, bringing their total to nine national titles. The Raiders were the first minor league football team to gain 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Organization is composed entirely of volunteers.
Helmet Design: Silver background with a cowboy bandit in black with an eye patch on the left eye with a half and half bandanna of cardinal and black.
President: Matt Nelson
General Manager: Robbie Harrington
Head Coach: Wilbert Kennedy
Defunct stadiums of the National Football League
†= Team's stadium under construction or refurbishment at time
1 = A team used the stadium when their permanent stadium was unable to be used as a result of damage.