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  • #91
    Polo Grounds Picture Thread.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URfkVLCtn8k

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    • #92
      POLO GROUNDS VIDEO - Probably 1930's

      Great video from youtube, originally posted by Elvis in the "you gotta see this" thread in this forum.

      The first 45 seconds is of a football game from Yankee Stadium. The rest of the video is from Army-Navy at the Polo Grounds.

      You can see the infield dirt on the right hand side of the screen. The football goalposts appear to be right at home plate.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URfkVLCtn8k
      "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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      • #93
        Boring, are you kidding! I love this stuff. Good explanation. I attended every Giants' football game played in Yankee Stadium in the sixties, so I'm quite familiar with what you are saying. Thanks again, Richard.
        Charles

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        • #94
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          Soccer stadiums are a VERY different animal... and I adore "the beautiful game." With stadium culture as it is in the USA right now, these two stadiums would be seen as monstrosities by most baseball fans.

          Glass and steel does not always work.... see the New Soldier Field in Chicago. I've been there a few times, and although I'm far from an architecture student, I think the place is hideous, and years from now, it will be an eyesore.

          I have no problem with HoK.
          Last edited by milladrive; 04-17-2012, 03:41 PM.
          "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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          • #95
            Polo Grounds Seating Diagram

            Here is a seating diagram of the polo grounds from the back of a ticket stub from 1927.
            Attached Files
            LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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            • #96
              Hello Donald,

              Its interesting to see a stub with that kind of information...

              Also, I notice that the outfield perimeter narrows inward a few rows from the
              foul pole region. Would it be safe to assume that temporary stands were erected at field level extending backwards to the LF & RF walls?

              I know that Yankee Stadium had for a time erected temporary field stands for football games along the bleachers' crescent in LF and the angle in RF.

              Dennis
              BrooklynDodger14

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              • #97
                Polo Grounds

                Originally posted by brooklyndodger14 View Post
                Hello Donald,

                Its interesting to see a stub with that kind of information...

                Also, I notice that the outfield perimeter narrows inward a few rows from the
                foul pole region. Would it be safe to assume that temporary stands were erected at field level extending backwards to the LF & RF walls?

                I know that Yankee Stadium had for a time erected temporary field stands for football games along the bleachers' crescent in LF and the angle in RF.

                Dennis
                BrooklynDodger14
                Hello Dennis. that stub is from a 1927 football game at the polo grounds.
                LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by Bluesteve32 View Post
                  Multipurpose Big A for a Rams game. Ruined a great baseball only park for this: :grouchy
                  That's not even a good football stadium. Fans at one end of the endzone are close to the field, and the fans at the other end of the endzone are jipped.

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                  • #99
                    N.Y. Nationals and New Bedford Whalers at Polo Grounds, N.Y

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                    • Parks in football configuration

                      Here are some really interesting pictures I found of AT&T Park set up for a football game.

                      Use this thread to post pictures of other baseball stadiums in football configuration... either parks designed for baseball with football stadiums squeezed in, or cookie cutters designed for both.













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                      • Dolphin Stadium in football configuration. The Dolphins' former kicker Olindo Mare used to complain about having to kick on the dirt, but now he's on the rug in New Orleans and he's not doing much better. The seats down the first base line and the Marlins' bullpen stay for football games, but the end zone cuts into the same seats on the third-base line so these come out for football. All Marlins paraphernalia is covered up for football, unlike for baseball, when the Ring of Fame is open for all to see. The left field seats retract, and the infield dirt is covered up after baseball season ends.



                        After baseball season, the infield dirt is covered up, they paint the field all fancy for the Dolphins and they cut the grass to match. Notice though how much dead space is left behind the benches in football configuration - the stadium is much wider than it needs to be, which Joe Robbie did on purpose with the thought of a future baseball team in mind.
                        Last edited by marlins739; 03-08-2008, 12:09 PM.
                        1997 2003
                        Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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                        • From the 1964 encyclopedia of Football: how to squeeze a football field into baseball parks.
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                          • Originally posted by marlins739 View Post


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                            This photo is actually pretty much representative of what the baseball layout of Dolphin/Joe Robbie Stadium was in exhibition games in 1988-90. The stands didn't retract before 1991, so left field was I believe 273 feet away. They added a 25 foot mesh wire screen in left to make it a little easier, but nonetheless it didn't take much to knock it out.

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                            • How about this for one....Baltimore Memorial Stadium....with a Canadian football field on it!:



                              Not only was the distance from endzone to endzone 10 yards longer, but the endzones themselves were about 5 yards deeper, and the goalposts were on the goal line as opposed to being at the end of the endzone (as it used to be in the old days of the NFL).

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                              • The Polo Grounds haters are lurking..... but I will make sure their tax return is audited by the IRS if the bash too much......
                                "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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