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Its funny when people mentioned the Bears at Memorial Stadium, I couldn't imagine it'd be that hard to find an image. I mean it wasn't that long ago.

Its impossible to find any images where you can tell its Memorial Stadium and it looks any different than you're average Illinois game.

I thought the exact same thing, and had the same trouble finding a good pic. Also, I went to my first Bears game that season, against the Eagles. Definitely a different experience.

Nebraska played a home game in South Bend, Indiana in 2000.

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The Domers didn't show up and gave up home field advantage.

Ugh, don't remind me of that travesty :mad:

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Its funny when people mentioned the Bears at Memorial Stadium, I couldn't imagine it'd be that hard to find an image. I mean it wasn't that long ago.

Its impossible to find any images where you can tell its Memorial Stadium and it looks any different than you're average Illinois game.

That's because the Bears used the Illinois endzone design for the entire season. It's no wonder nobody can tell the difference, but you can see they added a display tarp for the Bears in one of the end zones. I specifically remember seeing Packers/Bears on MNF and it was in Madden 2003 aswell..

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During the 2007 NLL season, the Rochester Knighthawks were the top seed in the league. When they got to the championship, there was a scheduling conflict at the Blue Cross Arena. So they played the championship in Glendale, Arizona where the opposing Arizona Sting played. The Knighthawks won 13-11.

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During the 1950 Stanley Cup Finals, The New York Rangers had to play their homes games at Maple Leaf Garden because of a scheduling conflict at Madison Square Garden with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Games 2 and 3 were played there and the other 5 games were played at the Olympia in Detroit. The Red Wings won in seven games.

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Its funny when people mentioned the Bears at Memorial Stadium, I couldn't imagine it'd be that hard to find an image. I mean it wasn't that long ago.

Its impossible to find any images where you can tell its Memorial Stadium and it looks any different than you're average Illinois game.

I thought the exact same thing, and had the same trouble finding a good pic. Also, I went to my first Bears game that season, against the Eagles. Definitely a different experience.

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Its funny when people mentioned the Bears at Memorial Stadium, I couldn't imagine it'd be that hard to find an image. I mean it wasn't that long ago.

Its impossible to find any images where you can tell its Memorial Stadium and it looks any different than you're average Illinois game.

I thought the exact same thing, and had the same trouble finding a good pic. Also, I went to my first Bears game that season, against the Eagles. Definitely a different experience.

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Patriots won that game 33-30. The patriot came back from 21 points down in the third quarter.

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Its funny when people mentioned the Bears at Memorial Stadium, I couldn't imagine it'd be that hard to find an image. I mean it wasn't that long ago.

Its impossible to find any images where you can tell its Memorial Stadium and it looks any different than you're average Illinois game.

I thought the exact same thing, and had the same trouble finding a good pic. Also, I went to my first Bears game that season, against the Eagles. Definitely a different experience.

Nebraska played a home game in South Bend, Indiana in 2000.

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The Domers didn't show up and gave up home field advantage.

Ugh, don't remind me of that travesty :mad:

At the time, Memorial Stadium was actually bigger that Soldier field. Today, Soldier Field is only slightly bigger than Memorial Stadium. Both of them around 60,000.

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The Toronto Argonauts played their Home opener at Shell Stadium in Fort MacMurray, Alberta--much closer to Edmonton--their opponent.

http://www.cfl.ca/video/index/id/111857

My friend who lived in Fort Mac at the time could've went but decided "eh don't feel like it". I don't get people sometimes.

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It's too bad the Cubs and/or NFL didn't let the Bears play the 2002 season at Wrigley Field. If you played four of the first five on the road with a bye in week 6 and the first home game in Champaign or Evanston, you could have gotten seven games in at Wrigley and not made everyone drive all the way down to Champaign all year. Oh well, that Bears team wasn't worth the effort anyway.

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Im pretty sure this picture was at Memorial Stadium. I remember watching that game and hating the Bears in blue jerseys and blue pants and white socks.

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some jerseys and pants were just never meant to be worn together. You'd could say it's a team in a wrong uniform.

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There doesn't seem to be any photo or video evidence, but the San Jose Sharks also played @ the then-Oakland Arena for a few games in the 1992-93 season.

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It's too bad the Cubs and/or NFL didn't let the Bears play the 2002 season at Wrigley Field. If you played four of the first five on the road with a bye in week 6 and the first home game in Champaign or Evanston, you could have gotten seven games in at Wrigley and not made everyone drive all the way down to Champaign all year. Oh well, that Bears team wasn't worth the effort anyway.

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Why wouldn't they just play at Northwestern's Ryan Field? Less than an hour away from Chicago...

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New Jersey Nets played their home games at Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway from 1977-1981, after moving from the Nassau Coliseum but before Brendan Byrne Arena was built.

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It's too bad the Cubs and/or NFL didn't let the Bears play the 2002 season at Wrigley Field. If you played four of the first five on the road with a bye in week 6 and the first home game in Champaign or Evanston, you could have gotten seven games in at Wrigley and not made everyone drive all the way down to Champaign all year. Oh well, that Bears team wasn't worth the effort anyway.

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Why wouldn't they just play at Northwestern's Ryan Field? Less than an hour away from Chicago...

Because it was small (47,000) and the facilities are or were subpar.

It would have been much better location-wise if they played at Wrigley, but even when the Bears did play there, the field was too short. As shown above, the back of the endzone was a foot away from the brick wall and one corner of the endzone was cut off. There's no way the NFL would have allowed that for even a game. Hell, the NCAA didn't allow it, and that's far less legitimate of an organization.

I don't remember the story with Comiskey, whether the Bears asked to play there or not. Either way, the Sox have control over all events held at the stadium, and let it be known that they didn't want to host football ever.

In the end, the Bears cited the franchise's ties with Illinois and Halas and played in Champaign. Bears fans complained about having to drive two hours to the games, and also the nerve of those diabolical cops to arrest them for DUI on I-57. Champaign townies hated the loud-mouthed Chicago fans coming, literally pissing on everything and acting as if they were being waterboarded setting foot in the town. Oh, and the Bears were horrible that year. Everybody was miserable. It was a lose-lose-lose.

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Soccer at Fenway. It actually works better than Yankee Stadium.

If the Sox were ever open to it, the Revs should move in until they can find a new stadium. Gillette is too big and too far away for most people in Boston

The soccer pitches laid out at Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium, and Miller Park are all better than the one at Yankee Stadium because NYCFC are constrained by the Yankees' demand that the pitcher's mound not be touched. If not for that, then the Yankee Stadium pitch would have a more natural orientation, and a more orthodox width.
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I thought that the topic of this thread was explicity teams playing in a stadium other than their own on an emergency basis, such as the examples involving the Vikings, the Saints, and the Marlins.


I don't know why some people are posting about planned temporary homes, such as the Yankees and the football Giants at Shea, and the baseball Giants at AT&T Park, or about secondary homes like the Houston Rockets in New Orleans or the Celtics in Hartford. Also, the posting of the Jets at Shea and at Giants Stadium does not fit the topic, as those were the team's official home stadium; there is nothing "wrong" about them.


Regarding the Yankees at Shea: they did play a home game there once on a contingency basis, in April of 1998 after a structural flaw in Yankee Stadium needed immediate repair.


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The craziest thing on that day was that ex-Met Darryl Strawberry of the Yankees homered. The scoreboard operator began to elevate the Mets' apple that was raised after every Met homer; but not far enough to reveal the Mets' logo. I don't know for sure, but I bet that this was done only because it was Strawberry who hit the home run; I doubt that the apple would have been raised at all for a homer by any other Yankee that day.


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