Batter up! London's Baseball Diamonds
Step up to the plate at any number of baseball diamonds
within the City of London. From school yard diamonds to the historic Labatt Park, London
offers a wide range of different diamond sizes accommodating to all ages of
Owned and operated by the City of London, Labatt Park was
constructed in 1877 at the forks of the Thames and is currently the oldest
continually operating baseball grounds in the world. The Park was
originally home to the London Tecumsehs, however it has hosted more than 10
different teams ranging from Professional to University level organizations.
Labatt Park is currently home to the London Majors, London Rippers, and the
Western Mustangs. In 1994, the Park was established as a historic site by
the City of London Council under the Ontario Heritage Act. In September of
2011, the Park won a nationwide, six week long Baseball Canada contest in which
Labatt Park was voted Canada's favourite baseball diamond.
London owns and operates 83 municipal baseball diamonds that are available for
both pick-up games as well as league play. To find a specific baseball diamond
by address, or locate a field in your neighbourhood; simply click on the
Interactive City Map.
To maximize and control the use of City of London ball fields and soccer pitches, all groups must obtain a Sports Field Permit to use the facilities. A permit may be obtained to use a sports field for the total sport season or a specific date. For further information on any of the ball fields, please call 519-661-5575.