Just curious on how many stadium everybody out there has visited. I have been to 26 active MLB stadiums and 14 minor league stadiums.
What a great idea, and a trip down Memory Lane! I think I got them all, but...
In no particular order:
1.) Yankee Stadium (original);
2.) Yankee Stadium (renovated);
3.) Yankee Stadium (new);
4.) Polo Grounds;
5.) Shea Stadium;
6.) Citi Field;
8.) Veteran's Stadium (where I saw my oly W.S. game);
9.) Ballpark at Arlington;
10.) Coors Field;
11.) Nationals Park
1.) Giants Stadium;
2.) Shea Stadium (Jets);
3.) Polo Grounds (Titans);
4.) Rich Stadium (Bills);
1.) Madison Square Garden (the third iteration);
3.) TD Garden;
4.) Long Island Arena a/k/a Commack Arena (Commack, NY) (New York Nets)
1.) Madison Square Garden
1.) Heritage Park, (Colonie, NY) Albany-Colonie Yankees of the Eastern League;
2.) Joe Bruno Stadium, (Troy,NY) Tri-City ValleyCats of the NY-Penn League;
3.) Bleeker Stadium (Albany NY) Albany A's of the Eastern League
4.) Veteran's Field, (Chatham, MA) Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod League
5.) Whitehouse Field (Harwich, MA) Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League
6.) Long Island Arena a/k/a Commack Arena (Commack, NY) Long Island Ducks of the Eastern League (hockey)
The Polo Grounds would have been awesome. Do you remember who you saw?
Wow you have a great memory, for something that was over 55 years ago. Those are great stories. Thank you for sharing.As for the MLB game, it was Sunday, July 15, 1962. The Mets played the Giants in a doubleheader. I was a budding Mets fan and my father was a Giants fan. I bought the tickets for him as a birthday present; probably as much a present for me! I think they were $ 3.50 each! Mays, McCovey, Cepeda. I remember the Mets were losing badly in the second game and my Dad suggested we might leave. I told him the Mets were known for rallying back (tho' they rarely won) and, sure enough, they scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth to narrow it to 9-8, the score by which they lost. Great memories.
The NFL game was really an AFL game at that time. The New York Titans played the Dallas Texans. I think it was November 11, 1962. I went as part of a group from our Church, maybe the Scout group. Again, my Dad was there, and I remember this large group of kids having lousy seats, and him slipping the usher some money and, all of a sudden, we had seats on the 40 yard line! Of course, there were only about 6,000 people there!
Comiskey Park and U.S. Cellular Field
Great American Ball Park
Fulton County Stadium,Turner Field,SunTrust Park
Old Yankee Stadium
Wow you have a great memory, for something that was over 55 years ago. Those are great stories. Thank you for sharing.