Owen J. Bush Stadium
1501 West 16th Street
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
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This endangered landmark was home to the Indianapolis Indians, a minor league ball for many decades. It was also home to a few Negro League teams, as well as a Continental Football League team, the Indianapolis Capitols.
In 2011 it was proposed the stadium be turned into an apartment complex, and on March 15, 2012 demolition began on portions of the 81-year old structure. The 138 loft units were completely leased when the complex opened on July 27, 2013.
The dirt portion of the infield has now been paved with stamped red concrete, but the lights that lit up the field at night still stand. Much of the exterior facade has been preserved, and many of the historic features, such as the owner's suite and the ticket booth, have been incorporated into the loft apartments.
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In 1987, Bush Stadium was dressed up in different ways to be used as the stand-in for both Comiskey Park and Crosley Field during the filming of Eight Men Out, which was about the "Black Sox Scandal", the throwing of the 1919 World Series.