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Teams In The Wrong Stadium

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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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- It may be video, but it happened again for one night in April 1998 due to a hunk of concrete falling @ Yankee Stadium.

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The Cubs "hosting" the Astros at Miller Park because of Hurricane Ike. Carlos Zambrano threw a no-no. Note the two teams wearing gray pants. Cubs elected to use the visitor's clubhouses and do their road game routine so they wouldn't feel out of place.

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It's kinda diffucult to see, but the Marlins once played a home game at Safeco Field a few years ago. They switched the locations because U2 was having a concert in Miami.

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That time where the Blue Jays was the home team against the Phillies in Philadelphia because of the G2 Summit in Toronto.

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Remember about 10 or so years ago when the Chargers moved a Monday nighter to Arizona because of wildfires? (Given that was the one and only time the Bolts went monochrome navy, probably)

I remember watching the first game of that Astros-Cubs series...honestly, one of the strangest feelings a baseball game ever gave me, mainly because Zambrano was rarely as calm as he looked that night.

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Fun for me, the Carolina Panthers played in Clemson Memorial Stadium in 1995 while BoA Stadium was being built:

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Cubs were the road team against the Astros at Miller. My memory could be off but I think I recall people thinking Houston wore gray pants as a protest because they had to play the Cubs so close to Chicago.

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For their first two years, the Carolina Hurricanes played at the rather cavernous Greensboro Coliseum before the PNC Arena was completed.

On that note....

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^ The quote of the sign on the left was mentioned in nhluniforms.com.

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Vikings vs. Giants at Ford Field after the Metrodome collapse.

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That [mod edit:]Vikings game was one of the saddest days of my life, Favre's consecutive start streak ending.

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Don't need to use a homophobic/misogynistic nickname, or quote multiple pictures to post one unrelated line.

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Grizzlies played for three years at the Pyramid before the Forum opened

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Now the Pyramid is a giant bait shop.

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For the Packers, maybe not necessarily "wrong" stadium, but 2nd home, County Stadium.1990s%2BCounty%2BStadium-11.jpg

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The 2002 Chicago Bears played an entire season in Memorial Stadium in Champaign Illinois (Hardly 3 miles from my Urbana home) while Solider Field was being renovated.

Memorial Stadium was also in Madden 2003 because of this.

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That Northwestern game was against Illinois, not ND. I remember they couldn't use one of the endzones due to the end line being too close to the outfield wall.

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They used the end zone, not the goalposts. They could still score there just not kick PA's and FG's

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Giants had home games at the Yale Bowl in New Haven CT while the Meadowlands was being built.

Couldn't find a good photo.

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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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Those were good times!

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That Northwestern game was against Illinois, not ND. I remember they couldn't use one of the endzones due to the end line being too close to the outfield wall.

Doh! You're right!

Am I crazy for thinking that ND had a game there too?

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Would the Nationals in RFK semi-work for this? I feel like it was just a placeholder for their new stadium although obviously there was a lot more thought that went into it compared to the rest of these.

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