I've never seen these two photos from Ebbets Field's demolition (courtesy of http://www.brooklyndodgermemories.co...eld-t1318.html)
Not Mommy, not Daddy.....METSIE, METSIE, METSIE.
Are the Ebbitt's high rise buildings public housing today like at the old Polo Grounds site?
I think the EF buildings look a tad more like regular market rental units because some of them have balconies, etc.
I wish Ebbets Field were still there. Yeah okay fine maybe the neighborhoood was going down but a renovated Ebbets Field or a new one across the street would have probably revitalized the neighborhood. I'm from Chicago and up until 1994 when the United Center was built for the Bulls and Blackhawks the neighborhood they played in was a neighborhood where your head was on a swivel, you locked your car doors and you rolled up your windows. Ever since the United Center was built the neighborhood has pretty much gentrified and has some bar and restaurant type places to go either pre or postgame. The same thing could've happened in Brooklyn.
It looked like a great stadium, my father-in-law described it as an opera house and actually played soccer in there (after the Dodgers left). I bet your right about that, it's a fair assumption. As all stadium plans of the past 15-20 years were more about real estate development as the "big picture". Look at AT&T Park in SF that area was a dump when I first went there ten years ago... now, lots of housing, bars and residential buildings... Willets point will be like that, as Citi Field was the planted "first seed" flagpole there. Also, look at the new Barclay Arena for the Brooklyn Nets, it's in the vicinity of where the Dodgers wanted to build a new stadium. There's quite a bit of development going on there now... I can't wait till THE SHOW or MLB 2K has Ebbet's field in there...
Agreed. I wish there were more interior pics of the old, long gone stadiums...
That is the first photo I have EVER seen that shows the interior space between the home plate grandstand (left) and the Rotunda wall (right).
The viewpoint is from the 3B side. You can see the windows of the 1B side in the background. Included a Life magazine shot showing the area from further back. Note the " Next Game Dodgers vs " sign.
Last edited by brooklyndodger14; 05-05-2011 at 04:57 PM.
Are there any interior pictures of the rotunda? Forgot if there were any posted in this thread
Probably seen some of these before.
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Definition of a homerun: When the baseball gets hit to a DISTANCE that the fielder cannot get it into homeplate before the batter rounds the bases.
Associated Press -- Citi Field's smaller dimensions helped opponents more than the New York Mets.
Thanks Sandy Alderson.