Old Indianapolis baseball stadium now a junk yard

Hundreds of vehicles destined for the scrap heap are filling what once was the outfield of the former minor league baseball
stadium on the near-northwest side of Indianapolis.

A salvage company is leasing the Bush Stadium field from the
city parks department to store vehicles it collected in the federal Cash for Clunkers program.

Parks department
real estate manager Paul Smith told television station WTHR that about 300 cars, trucks and minivans are packed tightly on
the field by the company, which is paying the city $2,000 a month in rent.

Bush Stadium opened in 1931 and has
gone largely unused since the Indianapolis Indians moved in 1996 to the downtown Victory Field.

Smith says the
city has been waiting for ideas for the decaying stadium’s future, but welcomes the revenue in the meantime.

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