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Teams In The Wrong Stadium

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Basically teams playing at a different stadium because of renovations or construction of a new stadium.

The Seahawks played at Husky Stadium in 2001

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*Bowl games in baseball stadiums can count, but special events (NFL London Series, Winter Classic, Super Bowl, etc) do not

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Rockies @ Mile High

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The St. Louis Rams at Busch Memorial Stadium (Busch II)

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I can't find a photo that gives the perspective to which you can tell, but the Bears played at Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL in 2002.

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Can't find pictures, only a video of the Sonics playing at the Tacoma Dome when Key Arena was being renovated. I also remember the Raptors playing a couple of games at Maple Leaf Gardens because the Skydome (now Rogers Centre) was unavailable.

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The B.C. Lions and MLS Whitecaps playing out Empire Field, on the site of their former home, while their current home was getting a huge facelift.

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Dodgers at LA Coliseum 1958

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Hawks hosting Celtics as Bird scores 60 in the Big Easy

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What, no mentions of this place yet?

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:P

But seriously, I've had this idea for a thread before but never implemented it.

Here's the best picture via Google Image Search from the 1983 Utah Jazz when they played a few games in Las Vegas.

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The Colt 45's played in Colt Stadium from 1962-1964, which was basically a temporary home field built in the parking lot of the under construction Astrodome. When the dome was completed, the team change their name to the Astros, While it's not necessarily the "wrong stadium", it was still a temporary facility and seeing the Houston team in anything but the dome or downtown stadium looks odd. Colt Stadium had no shade and was notoriously hot and humid, as well as mosquito infested. Good times!

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New Orleans Saints playing at Tiger Stadium and the Alamodome after Katrina:

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The Timberwovles played their inaugural season at the Metrodome. They broke the all-time attendance record (since broken by the Raptors).

I attended the first regular-season home game. I think I was roughly under that Canadian flag. There were a TON of bad seats.

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Would this topic include all one off Outdoor hockey games?

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The Vikings of course are playing at the Gophers' TCF Bank Stadium both this year and last.

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Would this topic include all one off Outdoor hockey games?

Then you'd have to include all the one-off games/series in other stadiums (e.g. the Indians' home games at Miller Park a few years back). There are certainly many examples of that. Personally I'm more interested to learn about all these extended stays in temporary venues.

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BOTH tenants are in the wrong stadium in Oakland.

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I can't find pics of it but the Rays played a home series at Disney's Wild World Of Sports in 2008, and the Lightning also played a couple home games at the Orlando Arena. Of course, the Lightning used to call the Trop (known then as Thunderdome) home.

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Would this topic include all one off Outdoor hockey games?

Then you'd have to include all the one-off games/series in other stadiums (e.g. the Indians' home games at Miller Park a few years back). There are certainly many examples of that. Personally I'm more interested to learn about all these extended stays in temporary venues.

Well, wait a minute.

The outdoor hockey games, no, I wouldn't count those.

I think we are looking for examples of teams "forced" to play their home games in a different place to due extenuating circumstances.

I would not count games where teams purposely are playing their home games in an unusual setting as some kind of showcase or publicity/attention whore/moneymaking thing.

I am under the impression that the outdoor hockey games are played outside for the sake of playing outside, rather than external circumstances forcing the team to host an outdoor game, which is why I would not count them.

However, for the Indians home games played in Milwaukee, I think that could possibly count. The Indians didn't play their home games there by choice, if that makes sense. They were kind of "displaced" in the same sense that a team whose main home was under construction would be.

Another that I don't think was mentioned here was when the Golden State Warriors played a bunch of home games (for an entire season, I think) at the San Jose Arena because their main arena was under construction.

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This program is really cool - from the second of two seasons the Yankees played their home games at Shea Stadium during renovations to Yankee Stadium.

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anyone ever attend a Raptors game there? I bet it was pretty intimate sightlines.

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Indians playing at Miller Park in 2007 due to snow at Progressive:

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Angels playing at Dodger Stadium from 1962-1965, could not find a photo.

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I can't find a picture but, I remember the Astros playing a home game against the Cubs at Miller Park after Hurricane Ike.

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