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    Going to be in KC in Sept for a Royals game, Negro League Museum and of course, some BBQ. Is there anything left commemorating old Memorial Stadium? What is on the site now?

    G Man

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    I don't even think that there's a plaque there. Just an overgrown field with a few houses down the street from Arthur Bryant's.

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    • #3
      I believe there is a plaque commemorating KC Municipal Stadium. The ballpark is now garden plots for the neighborhood. Let us know if there have been any changes to the site since this pic was taken.
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      • #4
        You can go to this link http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/index.htm and select AMERICAN then PAST then MORE and then MUNICIPAL stadium to read the history of the stadium. It was a wonderful ballpark.

        You will love the NLBM and be sure to go to Arthur Bryant's Barb-B-Q which is just a few blocks away. It is not the best barbecue in town but it is the place to go. AB's is at 18th and Brooklyn and the ballpark is at 22nd and Brooklyn. The NLBM is a few blocks east of AB's on 18th Street.

        http://www.arthurbryantsbbq.com/
        Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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        • #5
          Originally posted by KCGHOST View Post
          You can go to this link http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/index.htm and select AMERICAN then PAST then MORE and then MUNICIPAL stadium to read the history of the stadium. It was a wonderful ballpark.

          You will love the NLBM and be sure to go to Arthur Bryant's Barb-B-Q which is just a few blocks away. It is not the best barbecue in town but it is the place to go. AB's is at 18th and Brooklyn and the ballpark is at 22nd and Brooklyn. The NLBM is a few blocks east of AB's on 18th Street.

          http://www.arthurbryantsbbq.com/
          Not the best barbecue ? It brings back the heated arguments we had back in college. Bryants vs Gates vs Haywards vs KC Masterpiece. I don't think Jack Stack was around, but they had Luther's over by Bannister. And Zarda. And a place over in Johnson County (near 63rd?) which tasted a lot like Gates.
          Now, I'm hungry. Thanks. (Hi, can I help you?)

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          • #6
            an upclose shot of the plaque on the northwest corner of 22nd & brooklyn...commemorating MUNICIPAL STADIUM...!

            http://www.ballparkreviews.com/kc/municipal.htm
            Last edited by ghostofelvis; 07-25-2008, 10:49 PM.

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            • #7
              just to expand...

              the jazz museum and the negro league museum is at 18th & vine right off 18th & the paseo...

              definitely get arthur bryants greasy heavenly fries with ya sandwich...!

              but also seek out the bbq beans at a smokehouse bbq resturant as well...you will not be disappointed...!

              good luck...have fun...

              tcb~
              Last edited by ghostofelvis; 07-25-2008, 11:00 PM.

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              • #8
                A good time to post some Blues/Municipal Stadium pics that were in my HD. Unsure of some of the dates.



                Next 2 are around 1930




                The next 2 are press file photos from 1954 & 55 (pre & post expansion)




                1955






                1952 KC Blues Parade


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                  1967

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                    • #11
                      Well, there weren't no such animal known as KC Memorial Stadium around these parts, but there was a wonderful ballpark known as Municipal Stadium at 22nd & Brooklyn here in K.C., and there is indeed a/an historical marker in place on that street corner. The property itself has been developed into townhouses and condominiums and such, but it's still worth the four-block walk up the hill from the Negro League Museum to see.

                      As for the BBQ, go to Gates at 12th & Brookyn instead of Arthur Bryant's--you'll feel like you got your money's worth. Bryant's is vastly overrated, IMHO.

                      Meantime, I personally would like to thank those who posted pics on this thread of Municipal and/or Blues/Ruppert Stadium, some of which I'd never seen before--y'all made my day! MS was my first (and personal favorite) Major League ballpark ever...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by HollandsComet View Post
                        Well, there weren't no such animal known as KC Memorial Stadium around these parts, but there was a wonderful ballpark known as Municipal Stadium at 22nd & Brooklyn here in K.C., and there is indeed a/an historical marker in place on that street corner. The property itself has been developed into townhouses and condominiums and such, but it's still worth the four-block walk up the hill from the Negro League Museum to see.

                        As for the BBQ, go to Gates at 12th & Brookyn instead of Arthur Bryant's--you'll feel like you got your money's worth. Bryant's is vastly overrated, IMHO.
                        Great post! I used to go to Gates at 47th and Paseo, or 103rd and Stateline, and occasionally the one on 12th. My friends said they would have loved to sneak Gates Sauce into Bryant's since we liked their beef sandwich better, but they never tried it. I saw Bryants on the travel channel recently and I had a tough time recognizing it..it looked cleaned up.

                        Muncipal Stadium may be gone, but KC was in the forefront of baseball only AND football only stadiums. Everyone was doing 'cookie cutters' when KC showed us the light.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock View Post
                          This one actually looks like it's Sportsmans Park.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by stlfan View Post
                            This one actually looks like it's Sportsmans Park.
                            yes...good eye stl fan...!

                            this should probably be in the sportsman park thread but check out these links to some fantastic video...!!!

                            http://livingstlouis.wordpress.com/2...ortsmans-park/

                            http://livingstlouis.wordpress.com/2...ecial-part-ii/

                            http://livingstlouis.wordpress.com/2...cial-part-iii/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KCGHOST View Post
                              You can go to this link http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/index.htm and select AMERICAN then PAST then MORE and then MUNICIPAL stadium to read the history of the stadium. It was a wonderful ballpark.

                              You will love the NLBM and be sure to go to Arthur Bryant's Barb-B-Q which is just a few blocks away. It is not the best barbecue in town but it is the place to go. AB's is at 18th and Brooklyn and the ballpark is at 22nd and Brooklyn. The NLBM is a few blocks east of AB's on 18th Street.

                              http://www.arthurbryantsbbq.com/
                              Already have Arthur Bryant's on the agenda after the NLBM. Since its so close, i figured i would go down and take a look at where Municipal Stadium used to be, esp if there is plaque.

                              G Man

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