Mackenzie Stadium
Mackenzie Stadium is a baseball venue located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It was home to the Holyoke Millers and today is used by both the Holyoke Blue Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (since 2008) and the Elms College Blazers of the New England Collegiate Conference (since 2005). It was built in 1933, and has a capacity of 4,100 people. Mackenzie Stadium hosted the 2009 NECBL All-Star Game on July 18, 2009. The game, attended by an All-Star Game record 4,906 fans, was won by the host West Division 6-5.

Former Tenants
The stadium was the home of the Holyoke Millers of the Double-A Eastern League for six seasons between 1977 and 1982. The Millers were Eastern League champions in 1980. Following the 1982 season, the franchise moved to Nashua, New Hampshire and became the Nashua Angels. The franchise still exists today as the Harrisburg Senators, Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Mackenzie was also home to the Holyoke Giants of the New England Collegiate Baseball League from 2004 to 2007 until the team moved to Lynn, Massachusetts and became the North Shore Navigators.

Field Dedication
The stadium is named after Medal of Honor recipient John Mackenzie. Mackenzie was given the honor for actions performed upon the USS Remlik on December 17, 1917, during World War I. The field was dedicated in his honor on September 4, 1939.

NECBL Attendance
The following is a list of the attendance figures of the two NECBL franchises to play at Mackenzie Stadium, the Holyoke Giants ( 2004- 2007) and Holyoke Blue Sox ( 2008-present).

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Season Game Avg. Season Total Lge. Rk. Holyoke Giants 2004 548 11,514 8th 2005 478 10,049 9th 2006 398 8,371 10th 2007 476 10,011 9th Holyoke Blue Sox 2008 1,068 22,429 5th 2009 1,156 24,284 4th