Capilano Stadium – Now Nat Bailey Stadium

Originally built in 1951 in South Vancouver as Capilano Stadium and renamed Nat Bailey Stadium in 1978 for restaurateur and founder of the White Spot restaurant chain. It was given his name after his death to honour his tireless effort to promote baseball in Vancouver.

The photograph shows the front (north) facade and parking lot of Capilano Stadium.

The stadium was first home to the minor league baseball team, The Vancouver Capilanos (which existed from 1939 to 1954.) They later became the Vancouver Mounties of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League Minor League Baseball Team. There was no team in Vancouver in 1963 and 1964. Eventually in 1978, it became home to Vancouver Canadians baseball team until 1999, when they moved to Sacramento, California. From 2010 to 2020, the stadium was renamed Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.

In April 2023, officials announced that Rogers had acquired the naming rights to the stadium in an agreement through the 2027 season. The stadium was then renamed Rogers Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Photo Donated by W. Young in January in 1974

Photo of Capilano Stadium by D Murray in 1969

Courtesy of R Johal South Vancouver Changes Facebook

Capilano Stadium 1969
Capilano Stadium by D Murray in 1969

 

Capilano Stadium 1951
Capilano Stadium 1951, donated by W. Young in January in 1974