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Old 06-15-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Norwood, MN
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Yes it was large, and cold, and columns block views, etc., etc., but I loved going here as a kid.

http://www.stadiumsofnfl.com/past/clevemuni.jpg (broken link)
I can imagine how great it would have been to see Jim Brown and later, Leroy Kelly, slashing through the line for big gains. Cleveland Stadium was a classic no-frills, "tough-guy" stadium.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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Here is another stadium I wish they would have never torn down....Old Comiskey
http://www.baseball-reference.com/bp...iskey_park.jpg
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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Here is another stadium I wish they would have never torn down....Old Comiskey
http://www.baseball-reference.com/bp...iskey_park.jpg
Tell me about it, I spent a good part of the first ten years of my life at that ballpark...
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Yes it was large, and cold, and columns block views, etc., etc., but I loved going here as a kid.

http://www.stadiumsofnfl.com/past/clevemuni.jpg (broken link)
The poles were handy if there was a cute guy sitting next to me. I had to lean his way a bit to see around the column.

Not so handy if he was stinkin' drunk, LOL.

Wasn't the best place to watch baseball, though. The bleachers -- great for football -- were 200 miles away from home plate!
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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The poles were handy if there was a cute guy sitting next to me. I had to lean his way a bit to see around the column.

Not so handy if he was stinkin' drunk, LOL.

Wasn't the best place to watch baseball, though. The bleachers -- great for football -- were 200 miles away from home plate!
We never sat in the bleachers. I should have. My grandfather took me for my first ever MLB game when I was in kindergarten. It was Johnny Grubb bat day. I came home with (and still have) a full size bat!

One thing I don't miss are the long, trough-like urinals!
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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We never sat in the bleachers. I should have. My grandfather took me for my first ever MLB game when I was in kindergarten. It was Johnny Grubb bat day. I came home with (and still have) a full size bat!

One thing I don't miss are the long, trough-like urinals!
Yeah, the old stadium bathrooms aren't a fond memory. I took my boys up to the old stadium to watch the last game Nolan Ryan ever pitched in Cleveland. It was in August 1993, against Jose Mesa. We sat just in the outfield area on the first base side, and I remember a foul by Juan Gonzalez just hit the row in front of us, thankfully since it seemed it was going 100 MPH.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Love seeing photos of these old stadiums....you do have a good point newtoca

I suppose if they are going to tear these jewels down, they can at least preserve part of the structure....Such as they have done wth forbes field in Pittsburgh....
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2007/0716...l_wall_800.jpg

Or...League Park in Cleveland....
http://www.kellydarby.com/ballparks/0628_leagueparkbldg.jpg (broken link)
Those are pretty cool. Wish we could've save a bit more of Met Stadium in Bloomington other than this "symbolic" chair (not even the real thing)...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3c/MOA_Killebrew_chair1.JPG (broken link)
(Mall of America - from Wikipedia)
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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One thing I don't miss are the long, trough-like urinals!
Every time I went to Cleveland Stadium, I gave thanks for my cast iron bladder! I couldn't tell you what the ladies' rooms were like inside.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: The Brazos River runs thru it.
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Keep the Astrodome in place.
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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I wish The Brewers kept old County Stadium around, it would have been a great field for the public to play on. Also should've kept Old Borchert Field



http://www.millerparkscrapbook.org/images/Photos/roof-construction/Last%20game-%20County%20Stadium%20RBryce.jpg (broken link)
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