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  • What stood there before the Ballpark?

    OK, ya'll have tried "what is where the ballpark once stood", "ballpark under construction", "ballpark being played in while it was in existence" . . . How about any photos taken of the property before the actual ballpark was built? Not too many ever think too much of the land before the ballpark so it may be very difficult to find photographs. Anyone venture a guess on this one? My son took the photo, I am standing on where the future pitcher mound would be looking back towards the marker which represented the site of the future 2nd base.
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    Originally posted by DiggerODell View Post
    OK, ya'll have tried "what is where the ballpark once stood", "ballpark under construction", "ballpark being played in while it was in existence" . . . How about any photos taken of the property before the actual ballpark was built? Not too many ever think too much of the land before the ballpark so it may be very difficult to find photographs. Anyone venture a guess on this one? My son took the photo, I am standing on where the future pitcher mound would be looking back towards the marker which represented the site of the future 2nd base.
    Coors Field?
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      at least the rays are tearing down an old stadium for their new one. Most large buildings in the tampa area is either filled in swamp land or old garbage dumps.
      The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by stlfan View Post
        Coors Field?
        You are correctomuendo! Was it the fact that I've uploaded about 100 photos of old Mile High Stadium this week that gave it a way or did you actually know? Just curious.

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          the new twins ballpark. (i realize that this isn't as cool as an older ballpark but i really like this photo)

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            Originally posted by DiggerODell View Post
            You are correctomuendo! Was it the fact that I've uploaded about 100 photos of old Mile High Stadium this week that gave it a way or did you actually know? Just curious.
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            • #7
              Brilliant thread concept. Here's a few shots of the site of the new (2009) Yankee Stadium.

              First, construction workers erecting the temporary fence on 161st Street, outside the future site of the new (2009) Yankee Stadium. In this view you're looking down the first base line, from right field to home plate.


              (Photo taken August 21, 2006. © Gary Dunaier)


              Here's a view of the site as seen from the subway station. By this time the park had been closed, but appearance-wise it hasn't changed too drastically, although some work has begun.


              (Photo taken August 21, 2006. © Gary Dunaier)


              Finally, a handbill on a lamppost on River Avenue across the street from the site, announcing a rally (which had already taken place by the time this photo was taken) in which the groundbreaking event is described as a "ceremony to celebrate the seizure of our parks."


              (Photo taken August 21, 2006. © Gary Dunaier)


              I've got a couple of earlier shots, before construction began, that I'll post at a later time. (Gotta keep you guys coming back for more!!!!! :cap
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                  Originally posted by LetsGoMets687 View Post
                  Chavez Ravine?

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                        [QUOTE=Gary Dunaier;1214574]Brilliant thread concept. Here's a few shots of the site of the new (2009) Yankee Stadium.QUOTE]

                        There are some brilliant and resourceful researchers and posters to these threads. I look forward to perhaps seeing some of the "old, old ballparks" and photos of buildings and or fields which stood there before. Hard to imagine that thus far, Coors Field is the "old timer" of this thread . . . ha!

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                          Home of the 2011 Miami Marlins



                          Demolition is almost done now

                          1997 2003
                          Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DiggerODell View Post
                            You are correctomuendo! Was it the fact that I've uploaded about 100 photos of old Mile High Stadium this week that gave it a way or did you actually know? Just curious.
                            I've been to Coors Field so I remember the surrounding area. I didn't even think about your other posts.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LetsGoMets687 View Post
                              Man that kid looks pissed. Then again he has a reason. They kicked the people off the land to build the stadium. Maybe they gave him a Dadger hat, a baseball and a glove for his troubles.
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