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    Although mostly used for football, the stands can actually move and be converted to a baseball stadium. Anyone have any pics of the place?



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  • #2
    I think there's been a thread on Aloha, or including it before.

    Might want to do a search.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by The Old Ballpark View Post
      Might want to do a search.
      Am I the only one can't ever get the search feature to function?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RfkFedEx View Post
        Am I the only one can't ever get the search feature to function?
        No. The search function here is useless.
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        • #5
          I have some on Stadium Graveyard.

          http://graveyard.stadiumpage.com

          BTW, it can't be converted any more, the stands are welded into football config.

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          • #6
            I'd love to see a chart of how the conversion worked. I could never figure it out by seeing in football config.

            The only time I ever saw it set up for baseball was in April of 1997 when the Padres had to play some home games there while Qualcom was under expansion for football.

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            • #7

              Here's an old article that talks about the conversion and has a couple of black and white pics.

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              • #8
                Thanks. Great pics

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                • #9
                  http://www.collegegridirons.com/bowl...ohaStadium.htm

                  Theres a great ariel view on the bottom corner of this page of a baseball set up, wow what a clear shot!
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                    • #11
                      I was in Honolulu 2 years ago and shot a ton of photos of Aloha and the site of where Honolulu stadium stood..

                      http://ballparks.phanfare.com/2414518
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by burroughsmvp View Post

                        Here's an old article that talks about the conversion and has a couple of black and white pics.
                        You mean whole sections of the stadium can be swiveled into place for either baseball or football????? That makes 1964's Shea look primitive by comparison.
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                        • #13
                          ^ It used to, yeah. But the Wikipedia link says that the stadium has been permanently locked into football configuration for some time now.
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                          • #14
                            The catwalks between sections - were they physically moved for each configuration by crane or did they tuck in / pull out when each section was moved.

                            They don't build stadiums like this anymore. Kinda sad in an engineering standpoint.

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                            • #15
                              I thinks it's interesting that the article posted above shows different configurations for football and soccer. A standard soccer field is only 10 yards wider than a football field on each side. I don't know the stadium measurements but if needed you would think they would just make the soccer field a bit smaller to accommodate a better seating configuration.

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