PROVIDENCE, RI (July 6, 2020)…Conley Stadium is returning to
its glory days thanks to Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan (Ward 5) who secured
precious CDBG and CIP Dollars for this project.
“Conley Stadium is a gem in the Mount Pleasant
Neighborhood,” stated Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan. “We worked very hard to
ensure that we could create a premier athletics facility in our City. I am
thrilled that this project is almost complete and will be online in the very
The stadium will once again become an iconic state-wide
multi-use athletic location. Because of the number of state-of-the-art fields,
Conley Stadium will be able to hold several events happening simultaneously. It
is unprecedented in the City of Providence, and the new score board will only enhance
the experience for athletes and spectators alike.
They will now be able to host invitational track and field
contests, and the facility is second to none. The stadium is right in line with
other major athletic centers around the country. They will have the best
throwing stadium, a state-of-the-art javelin throw, and with the fields being
close yet spread out will make it easier for athletes that compete in multiple
Further planned facilities enhancements include a soccer
field and tennis courts which will complement the already completed regulation
baseball field, walking path and improvements to Mt Pleasant Park.
The Athletics Department is working with the historical
society to create a museum underneath the stadium. Highlighting its historical
significance and where we can celebrate the Providence Steam Rollers who won
the NFL Championship in 1928. The franchise originally started at the Cycledome
Stadium, where they played from 1925-1931. They moved to Conley Stadium in
1962 and plaid there until 1964 as part of the Atlantic Coast Football League.
1964 Jackie Robinson brought the franchise and renamed themselves the Rhode
Island Indians where they played at Conley Stadium for one year until the team