Cavalier Field has a long history as the field for the St. Mary of the Plains baseball team. When the school closed, the field fell into a state of disrepair and was virtually unusable.
But now, through the "Why Not Dodge" sales tax program and the Athletic Field Maintenance staff, Cavalier Field has been transformed into a first class baseball facility.
Cavalier Field was completely renovated and opened in 1998 with a new backstop and outfield fencing, dugouts, field lights, and seating. The cost of those improvements was just under $500,000 and was funded mostly by the "Why Not Dodge" sales tax along with a $50,000 Dodge City Community College partnership.