The historic old Yankees stadium was torn down after the 2008 season. It was first used in April 18, 1923 for a game versus the 【Boston Red Sox 】. Aside from baseball, the old stadium was also used for other sporting events such as boxing and football. One memorable boxing match was the heavyweight title bout between Joe Louis and Germany’s Max Schmeling held on June 22, 1938. The old Yankee Stadium is also the venue of Knute Rockney’s famous “win one for the Gipper” pep talk. His Notre Dame Fighting Irish would go on to beat the Army Cadets 12 – 6.
Opened on April 20, 1912, This historic stadium saw a lot of baseball legends, including Babe Ruth, Cy Young and Jimmy Collins. Did you know that Fenway Park is the second home of the Boston Red Sox? In 1901, the Boston Pilgrims first played ball at the Huntington Grounds. This is now a part of the Northeastern University campus. Nothing was changed at Fenway Park until May 8, 1926, when a fire gutted the bleachers along the left line. Fenway Park is still home to the only ladder in play in major league baseball. Tours run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. everyday until three hours prior to a game. It costs $12 for adults.
Wrigley Field was built in 1914 and it is the second-oldest stadium after Fenway Park. Wrigley Field was originally known as Weeghman Park. It was built on the grounds that were once occupied by a seminary. Wrigley Field has a seating capacity of 41, 160 and features vines that were originally planted in 1937. Tour tickets cost $25 each. Wrigley Field also offers group discounts.
Sitting on 300 acres on a hill overlooking the city of Los Angeles, this stadium is known as the Chavez Ravine. It opened in 1962 and cost $300 million to build. It also regarded as a classical pitcher’s park. There were no drinking fountains when the stadium was first built. It is repainted every-off season. You can see palm trees beyond the fence down the foul lines. Dodger Stadium boasts that it is the cleanest stadium in the MLB.
Before a new Busch Stadium was built, the old Busch Stadium remained home to the St. Louis Cardinals until 2005. It was built in 1966 and made of concrete and featured a two-deck facility. About half of the stadium’s seats could be found in each deck. In one year, the Stadium sells 540,000 hot dogs, 181,000 pounds of nacho chips and 32,000 gallons of nacho cheese.
Now that you know all about these stadiums, they are really wonderful places for baseball fans. Just image how excited you will be wearing your favorite 【MLB jerseys 】to take photos there.