For over seventy years Manning Field in Lynn, Massachusetts has been an integral part of the sporting history of the region. Manning originally opened at Manning Bowl in 1938, and throughout the years it has hosted a wide variety of events including everything from high school to professional sports, as well as fairs and concerts. The Bowl also hosted the Presidential memorials for John F. Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt. Mark Bavaro and the legendary Harry Agganis played in Manning Bowl, as did the Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, and Aerosmith.
Today Manning Bowl is no m
ore, but in its place, you’ll find the state-of-the-art Manning Field stadium. This reconstructed facility is in the Agganis Sports Complex and offers multiple sports fields. Located at 28 Ford Street in the 01904 zip code, Manning Field has convenient parking and track that is open to the public for recreational walking.
Adjoining the Agganis Sports Complex is Fraser Field. Built in 1940 as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal, this remarkable field also has a long, rich history. Former tenants of Fraser Field include the Lynn Pirates, Lynn Sailors, Lynn Tigers, North Shore Spirit, and the Massachusetts Mad Dogs. Currently the New England Futures League North Shore Navigators call the field home. The Navigators have been playing since 2008 and in 2010 won the championship of the New England College Baseball League. Five Varsity Baseball teams from Lynn High School and the Fisher College Falcons of Boston also call Fraser Field home. The historic infield is turf, while natural grass grows in the outfield, and if you are a sports fan considering moving to Lynn, you must plan a visit to Manning and Fraser Fields.