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Speaking of large moving grandstands...

Aloha Stadium in Honolulu (site of the Pro Bowl) used to have a baseball configuration for MiLB and MLB exhibitions back before age and cost locked the stands into their current football configuration.

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Speaking of large moving grandstands...

Aloha Stadium in Honolulu (site of the Pro Bowl) used to have a baseball configuration for MiLB and MLB exhibitions back before age and cost locked the stands into their current football configuration.

aloha11.jpg

AlohastadiumsatUSGS.png

For all the flak that the Oakland Coliseum, Candlestick Park, Tropicana Field, ect get for being dumps, they are all state-of-the-art palaces in comparison to Aloha Stadium. That place is BY FAR the biggest dump I've ever seen a game at.

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Isn't that the plan once they kick the Argos out?

Yep.

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Ricoh Coliseum for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair:

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Exhibition Stadium for football and baseball:

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The Blue Jays played there for thirteen years, the Argos thirty. Though until the Jays came in 1977, it was a lot more football-friendly:

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One day... :(

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Not that far away, grass will be installed by 2015.

Speaking of large moving grandstands...

Aloha Stadium in Honolulu (site of the Pro Bowl) used to have a baseball configuration for MiLB and MLB exhibitions back before age and cost locked the stands into their current football configuration.

aloha11.jpg

AlohastadiumsatUSGS.png

For all the flak that the Oakland Coliseum, Candlestick Park, Tropicana Field, ect get for being dumps, they are all state-of-the-art palaces in comparison to Aloha Stadium. That place is BY FAR the biggest dump I've ever seen a game at.

Location makes up for that a lot...

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Old Cardinal Stadium: It was a minor league ballpark but it was also used by the Louisville football team until they moved to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. I couldn't find any good pics with the football field, but you get the idea.

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Carrier Dome:

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LA Coliseum:

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Arsenal's (boo) old ground Highbury did something similar:

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Some of the stands were listed buildings and so could not be demolished fully. The outside of the Main Stand remains pretty similar to how it looked when being used.

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Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, formerly a spring training stadium, currently home to the NASL Rowdies:

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I think this stadium has an advantage over other baseball stadiums used for soccer in that its main stand is at a 90 degree angle and not less.

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Speaking of large moving grandstands...

Aloha Stadium in Honolulu (site of the Pro Bowl) used to have a baseball configuration for MiLB and MLB exhibitions back before age and cost locked the stands into their current football configuration.

aloha11.jpg

AlohastadiumsatUSGS.png

For all the flak that the Oakland Coliseum, Candlestick Park, Tropicana Field, ect get for being dumps, they are all state-of-the-art palaces in comparison to Aloha Stadium. That place is BY FAR the biggest dump I've ever seen a game at.

Location makes up for that a lot...

I don't know, it would have to be pretty dumpy to surpass RFK Stadium. That place blew me away with how dumpy it was when I took in a United game last year with its wooden seats, leaky pipes, 20 year old paint job, rust, etc... The Oakland Coliseum did not seem all that bad by comparison. Not to mention it is a pretty odd layout for any of the sports it hosted, particularly its sole remaining soccer tennants...

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JFK Stakium in Phila. Home of the USFL Stars, Live Aid, and apparently they played baseball on it too. I only ever saw it set up for football, as it hosted the Army Navy game before it was condemned in early 90s

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JFK Stakium in Phila. Home of the USFL Stars, Live Aid, and apparently they played baseball on it too. I only ever saw it set up for football, as it hosted the Army Navy game before it was condemned in early 90s

i don't know how they would have played baseball there, the 2 foul poles would be less than 200 ft from home with a bitch of a center field

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I'm in phone and can't quote the poster about SkyDome, but yes those lights do need to be on to aleiviate the shadows on a sunny day. They do the same at Miller Park. It's the huge overhangs.

And it has been a blast going through this thread! This is part of why I came here in the first place. All these stadium shots are awesome and something that I've been searching for for a while! When I can I will try to find more too and contribute.

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Speaking of large moving grandstands...

Aloha Stadium in Honolulu (site of the Pro Bowl) used to have a baseball configuration for MiLB and MLB exhibitions back before age and cost locked the stands into their current football configuration.

aloha11.jpg

AlohastadiumsatUSGS.png

For all the flak that the Oakland Coliseum, Candlestick Park, Tropicana Field, ect get for being dumps, they are all state-of-the-art palaces in comparison to Aloha Stadium. That place is BY FAR the biggest dump I've ever seen a game at.

Location makes up for that a lot...

I don't know, it would have to be pretty dumpy to surpass RFK Stadium. That place blew me away with how dumpy it was when I took in a United game last year with its wooden seats, leaky pipes, 20 year old paint job, rust, etc... The Oakland Coliseum did not seem all that bad by comparison. Not to mention it is a pretty odd layout for any of the sports it hosted, particularly its sole remaining soccer tennants...

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I've actually heard that about RFK. I've never been there so I couldn't compare it though.

A few years ago at the Pro Bowl I saw a guy get a REALLY nasty injury at Aloha Stadium because the platform he was walking on under the bleachers to get to his seats literally rusted out beneath his feet and he fell through.

And while I agree that Aloha Stadium is awesome because it's on Oahu, it's actually in a pretty inconvenient part of the island (Halawa) in comparison to where most people stay (Waikiki Beach).

They do have a pretty kick ass swap meet, though.

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JFK Stakium in Phila. Home of the USFL Stars, Live Aid, and apparently they played baseball on it too. I only ever saw it set up for football, as it hosted the Army Navy game before it was condemned in early 90s

i don't know how they would have played baseball there, the 2 foul poles would be less than 200 ft from home with a bitch of a center field

I can't find any info about who played baseball there. Certainly wasn't the A's or Phillies. Not sure why anyone would play in a >100K stadium anyway, when there were at least two other stadiums in the city most of the time. I'm not even sure why it was needed for football, because besides the Vet, there was (and still is) Franklin Field. I know that for Army Navy they filled it, so obviously it was needed for that, but I'm not sure what the Stars attendance was like.

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For all the flak that the Oakland Coliseum, Candlestick Park, Tropicana Field, ect get for being dumps, they are all state-of-the-art palaces in comparison to Aloha Stadium. That place is BY FAR the biggest dump I've ever seen a game at.

Never been to Aloha, but the Citrus Bowl can hang with the sleaziest of sleazy dives.

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I've actually heard that about RFK. I've never been there so I couldn't compare it though.

A few years ago at the Pro Bowl I saw a guy get a REALLY nasty injury at Aloha Stadium because the platform he was walking on under the bleachers to get to his seats literally rusted out beneath his feet and he fell through.

And while I agree that Aloha Stadium is awesome because it's on Oahu, it's actually in a pretty inconvenient part of the island (Halawa) in comparison to where most people stay (Waikiki Beach).

They do have a pretty kick ass swap meet, though.

Well Aloha isn't the only odd stadium on Oahu either. Les Murakami Stadium has a pretty interesting (and large) design for a NCAA baseball park. But what really struck me about it was the odd infield with no dirt other than the mound and plate. I've since seen it copied by the Hillsboro Hops in Oregon. But this was the first park I ever saw with such a dirtless layout.

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For all the flak that the Oakland Coliseum, Candlestick Park, Tropicana Field, ect get for being dumps, they are all state-of-the-art palaces in comparison to Aloha Stadium. That place is BY FAR the biggest dump I've ever seen a game at.

Never been to Aloha, but the Citrus Bowl can hang with the sleaziest of sleazy dives.

I went to the 1997 Citrus Bowl. And I can completely agree with your comment. Not only the stadium, but that part of town seemed shady. Not sure if either have improved since then.
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