Admiral Mason Park – Pensacola, Florida

Opened In: Mid 1950s

Location: 100 9th Avenue Pensacola, FL

Seating Capacity: 2,000

 

Admiral Mason Park was named in honor of Admiral Charles P. Mason, a Vice-Admiral in the US Nave and two time mayor of Pensacola. It was home to the minor league baseball team the Pensacola Dons, which became the Pensacola Senators, a minor league affiliate of the Washington Senators. Since the park was located near a waste water treatment plant it was nicknamed “Stinko Stadium”. After the league it was affiliated folded in 1962 the stadium languished until being demolished in the early 1980s. The location is now a city park with hiking trails and fountains and is still called Admiral Mason Park. There was only only wrestling card held there on September 13, 1960. The main event was a World Tag Team Championship match between champions Kurt & Karl Von Brauner against Don & Bobby Fields with former heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano serving as the special referee.

 

Aerial view of Admiral Mason Park late 1950s

 

Current view of Admiral Mason Park

 

Current view of Admiral Mason Park