Memorial Stadium is a 12,764-seat stadium located in Terre Haute, Indiana that serves as home for the Indiana State Sycamores football team. Constructed in 1923-1924 by the City of Terre Haute to seat approximately 16,000 people, the facility's initial primary use was as the home of the Terre Haute Baseball Club, aka the Terre Haute Tots, a minor league team in the Three-I League; a Class B team. Class B is the equivalent of today's Class A baseball. The stadium was officially dedicated on May 4, 1925 and was universally hailed as the nation's finest minor league baseball stadium. Baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis was present to throw out the first pitch of the season opening game between Terre Haute and the Peoria Tractors. The stadium and its grounds also were used for semi-pro, high school and college football and baseball, professional boxing, circuses, fireworks exhibitions, ice skating and miscellaneous conventions and other events.
Later tenants of Memorial Stadium were the Terre Haute Phillies, a farm club of the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Terre Haute Huts, which had a working agreement with the Detroit Tigers. Terre Haute's long association (since 1883) with professional baseball ended on July 3, 1956.