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Historic Ray Winder Field coming down this week

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Ray Winder Field

It was inevitable: Ray Winder Field, the former home of the Arkansas Travelers (Class AA; Texas League) is being torn down to make way for a parking lot.

There were several attempts to save the ballpark from the wrecking ball, but none proved successful, and the ballpark was sold to neighboring UAMS. The demolition actually started last May, when fans were allowed into the facility to take some 500 seats from the historic facility, which opened in 1932.

Portions of the old ballpark, such as the clock from the scoreboard, will be incorporated into any buildings constructed on the site. The demolition is expected to be complete by the end of the week.

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