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    Today most cities are building seperate stadiums for their baseball and football teams. Years ago that wasn't the case. I know all the NewYork ballparks, Polo Grounds, Ebbets Field, Old Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium all had football games there. How about some of the other parks. I am especially curious as to whether Wrigley Field and Fenway park had football played there.
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    Busch Stadium used to host both the football and baseball cardinals. It also was the home of the Rams for a half of a season, until the Edward Jones (formally TWA) Dome was completed.
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      pac bell hosted an xfl team (yikes!) during that sole season.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by west coast orange and black
        pac bell hosted an xfl team (yikes!) during that sole season.
        The NFL must have been shaking in it's boots.
        Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by tonypug
          Today most cities are building seperate stadiums for their baseball and football teams. Years ago that wasn't the case. I know all the NewYork ballparks, Polo Grounds, Ebbets Field, Old Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium all had football games there. How about some of the other parks. I am especially curious as to whether Wrigley Field and Fenway park had football played there.
          Wrigley Field was the home of the Chicago Bears from 1921-70. Fenway Park was home of the Patriots (1963-67) and the Redskins (1933-36).

          http://www.BallparkTour.com is an excellent source for these things -- They list not only the baseball tenants of all ballparks, but football and negro league tenants as well.

          Comiskey hosted the CChicago ardinals of the NFL, and Tiger Stadium was the Lions home for many years as well -- Just to name a few.

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          • #6
            Anaheim Stadium

            Anaheim was a great baseball park , then the Rams ruined it by enclosing the stadium. :grouchy

            After Georgia left So Cal , the mouse did manage a major renovation to the Big A and it is a fantastic baseball venue again. :gt

            Keep football out of baseball parks and loose the astroturf.

            Oh yeah, the LA Coliseum was a baseball park, too that has a little football played there.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Elvis9045
              Wrigley Field was the home of the Chicago Bears from 1921-70. Fenway Park was home of the Patriots (1963-67) and the Redskins (1933-36).

              http://www.BallparkTour.com is an excellent source for these things -- They list not only the baseball tenants of all ballparks, but football and negro league tenants as well.

              Comiskey hosted the CChicago ardinals of the NFL, and Tiger Stadium was the Lions home for many years as well -- Just to name a few.
              Thanks for the information.
              Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
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              • #8
                Some great baseball parks were torn down, just so football teams could bring in more fans. It seems the whole purpose of the cookie cutter stadiums was to appease the football teams, and oh by the way you can still plat baseball there.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tonypug
                  Some great baseball parks were torn down, just so football teams could bring in more fans. It seems the whole purpose of the cookie cutter stadiums was to appease the football teams, and oh by the way you can still plat baseball there.
                  As is the case of RFK stadium.

                  The Washington Redskins played at both Griffith Stadium and at D.C./RFK Stadium. The Nationals will share RFK for the next three years with the D.C. United of Major League Soccer.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bob Hannah
                    As is the case of RFK stadium.

                    The Washington Redskins played at both Griffith Stadium and at D.C./RFK Stadium. The Nationals will share RFK for the next three years with the D.C. United of Major League Soccer.
                    Griffith Stadium had character, as I hope the new ballpark will have. RFK was just a place to play football and they can play baseball there too.
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                    • #11
                      Olympic Stadium was used for many sporting events, including football. The Montreal Allouettes played their from 1976 until 1997. The Allouettes have since moved to a smaller cosier downtown stadium. They now sell out every game.

                      Here's are some pictures and facts about Olympic Stadium and its many uses.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ontarioguy
                        Olympic Stadium was used for many sporting events, including football. The Montreal Allouettes played their from 1976 until 1997. The Allouettes have since moved to a smaller cosier downtown stadium. They now sell out every game.

                        Here's are some pictures and facts about Olympic Stadium and its many uses.
                        Any idea where the Alouettes played before Olympic Stadium was opened?
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                        • #13
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tonypug
                            Any idea where the Alouettes played before Olympic Stadium was opened?
                            For a good portion of their history they played at the stadium they play at today . It's an old Stadium owned by Mcgill university. It was built in 1916. I've been there only once but it has the best athmosphere for football in Canada. If you sit in one grandstant you see the view of the Downtown skyline, if your on the other side you face a beautiful old building, the Royal Victoria hospital. They spent a brief time at the autostade

                            Be sure to check out the 'pictures' link...they add to my description of the stadium.
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                            • #15
                              IIRC-the expansion Toronto Blue Jays moved into Exhibition Stadium in 1977 to share the the park with the Toronto Argonauts. The stadium was built for the CFL team (with it's wider field, as opposed to the NFL) and there was a separate, detached section of seats in left field and the centerfield wall was a moveable section of chain link fencing. I'm going by memory here folks, it's been over 25 years, so if I've forgotten or distorted my facts, don't crucify me.
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