901 S Main St, Austin, Minnesota, United States
Marcusen Park has a long and storied past. Constructed in the 1940's, Marcusen became the home of the original Austin Packers coached by the legendary Emil Scheid. If you look closely, there is a plaque proclaiming it "The House that Scheid Built." There is also a monument at the base of the flagpole dedicating it to a fine Austin pitcher, Louie Ciola, or all of the great Austin Packer baseball teams put on the field by Austin's own Dick Seltz from the early 1950's until 1986. Some of the great athletes who played at Marcusen Park include Moose Skowron, Kent Hrbek, Juan Berenguar, Joe Mauer, Michael Restovich and Austin's own Mike Wuertz, to name a few.
All of you know you don't have to be a professional athlete to play baseball at Marcusen Park and feel the crunch of the infield under your cleats or the smell of the summer grass. Every local child deserves to take part in America's favorite pastime at one of Minnesota's finest stadiums. Please remember that it is the dream of every young area ballplayer to play at Marcusen Park.
With your help we can make this dream a reality for generations to come.