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Stade Municipal is a stadium in Quebec City, Quebec. It is used primarily for baseball and is home field to the Quebec Capitales of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am) minor league baseball team. Originally opened in 1939, it has a capacity of 4,800 and is located within the boundaries of Parc Victoria, a municipal park and recreation area located between the Nouveau St-Roch district of Quebec City and the south shore of the Saint-Charles River.The ballpark is often informally referred to as simply "Parc Victoria" by local residents even though the field only occupies about a quarter of the park's total area. Modest in capacity relative to the size of the city's population, it is well-attended during Capitales home games.HistoryConstructionIn 1937, then-Premier of Quebec, Maurice Duplessis, a baseball fan, was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch of the Quebec Provincial League season in Trois-Rivières. During his visit, he noticed how damaged was their stadium. He then decided to allow public funding to be used for the construction of new sport facilities in many Quebec cities. By doing so, he also wanted to create thousands of new jobs during a period of economic struggles. In 1938, following a demand by a group representing the Quebec Athletics, the government agreed to build a new baseball stadium in Quebec City. In early April 1938, construction work began in Parc Victoria. The stadium would be completed a few months later at the end of the 1938 baseball season.
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