When the Oakland Coliseum opened in 1966, it was hailed as a Brutalist gem that could house two sports in an elegantly simple, circular design.
The not-so-old ballpark roared one more time. On Sunday afternoon, 90-degree heat be damned, 47,144 fans who grew up and came of age, just like their baseball club did in this stadium, cheered the meaningless final game of a losing season as if the World Series depended on it.
My first Rangers game at Arlington Stadium was THE first game at Arlington Stadium. My high school friends and I waited patiently for the end of Major League Baseball’s first strike.
When Texans fans file into NRG Stadium on Sunday for the Houston team’s home opener, the smaller venue just east of the 72,000-seat football field will be a nostalgic afterthought to some — and barely noticed by others.
The District plans to tear down the dilapidated RFK Stadium by 2021, a move officials say is driven by a need to save money and not to advance any plans for the Redskins to build a new football stadium there.
Spring of 2020 is just around the corner, and Globe Life Field is getting closer to completion. The Texas Rangers say construction is about 72% complete.
For more than a decade, from coast to coast, they rose from urban cores and suburban sprawl alike, feats of architectural perfection that defined the fan experience in Major League Baseball – in perpetuity, it seemed.
In 1989, a film studio built a ballfield in an Iowa cornfield. Soon, Major League Baseball will come. The “Field of Dreams” movie set in Dyersville, Iowa, will host the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox for a 2020 regular-season game.
The Dodgers unveiled plans for a $100-million renovation of Dodger Stadium that provides a new center field plaza as well as elevators and bridges that will connect the outfield pavilions to the rest of the stadium.
The stands at Crosley Field were packed with 28,027 Reds fans on the night of June 24, 1970, the final game in the cozy, quirky ball park that had been the home of the Cincinnati Reds since 1912.