Department
Parks and Recreation

Chris Stevens, Director of Recreation
crowleyrec@crowley-la.com
Office:  (337) 788-4124
Fax:     (337) 788-4108

MILLER STADIUM
713 West Mill Street
Crowley, Louisiana 70527

Built in 1948, Miller Stadium served as the home of the Crowley Millers who played in South Louisiana’s Semi-Pro Teche League, the professional Gulf Coast League, and Evangeline Leagues from 1948 to 1957.  Popular with baseball enthusiasts, the Millers set attendance records by drawing 100,000 plus fans in 1952, 1953, and 1954.

Since 1998, the stadium has served as host site for two Mid South State 16 and under Tournaments, two Mid South Regional Tournaments, Colt League District, State, Regional and Zone Tournaments, two The winner of this prestigious tournament will advance to the World Series in Oregon. Miller Stadium also hosted the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State AAA Tournaments in 2003 and 2004. 

In August 2003, the State of Louisiana designated Miller Stadium as an historic site.  The park now serves the needs of the youth of Acadia Parish in the Recreational baseball, local high schools teams, and American Legion and Semi-Pro teams.

ONLINE RECREATION FORMS
Online registration forms are available for Crowley recreational activities including softball, t-ball, flag football, basketball and soccer. Forms are also available for the City's summer camp activities. Click here for recreation forms. Forms are posted in PDF when regisration begins.

Crowley Recreation Department Site Map link

HISTORY

In 1950, pitcher Rusty Walters won 30 games for the Millers leading the team to the Gulf Coast League Pennant.  The following year teammate, Andy Strong was struck and killed by lightning in a game in Alexandria.  In 1952, the Millers won the pennant and playoff for their best season.  George Brunet won 7 of 8 games and pitched a no-hitter in 1956 on his way to the Major League Kansas City A’s.  In 1957, Hurricane Audrey severely damaged many baseball parks and as a result the league finished the season with only 4 teams.  In 1958, the league folded and the ballpark was purchased by the City of Crowley.  In 1998 renovations for Miller Stadium began.   The stadium has been updated with new lights, poles, enlarged press box and media deck and phone in the dugout for communications and game coverage.

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