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Danville Stadium in Danville, IL was a used for The Babe. I believe it was either the same design as the first Yankee Stadium or early Wrigley Field. A few of my HS teachers were extras in the movie.

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Yankee Stadium, or at least interpretations of it, has been in a lot, including many episodes of Seinfeld:

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In fact, today Reddit user PopeInnocentXIV posted this great breakdown that determined exactly when Kramer, George, and Elaine went to Yankee Stadium:

In "The Letter," the 21st episode of the third season of "Seinfeld," George, Elaine, and Kramer go to a Yankee game. Jerry's girlfriend (who paints the legendary Kramer portrait) gives them the tickets in the owner's box from her father, who is the Yankees' accountant.Maryland native Elaine Benes wears an Orioles cap, refuses to remove it, and is promptly ejected.
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The episode shows two pitches thrown by #21 of the Yankees. It's actually the same pitch shown twice. #21 is righthander Scott Sanderson, who's pitching to Brady Anderson (who would inexplicably go on to hit 50 home runs a few years later). The umpire wears #23, and is Rick Reed.These clues help to identify the game. Saturday, July 6, 1991. The Yankees would beat the Orioles 13–5. This pitch is a called strike, so it was either the first pitch of the game, or took place with two outs in the top of the third with the Yankees leading 3–0.http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA199107060.shtml

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In a minor continuity error, the pitcher is now wearing #41, and the apparent lighting indicates a change from sunny to overcast skies.The pitcher is right-hander Wade Taylor. He's pitching to Ripken. Since Ripken is wearing #3, it's not Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., but his brother Billy Ripken. Ripken hits a weak grounder to the left side of the mound, past pitcher Taylor and between the shortstop (wearing #18) and the third baseman (wearing #14); they are Randy Velarde and Pat Kelly respectively.This play took place on Sunday, July 7, 1991, the day after the Scott Sanderson–Brady Anderson at-bat. The count was 0–1 with one out in the top of the fourth inning, a runner on first and the Yankees leading 3–0. Two batters later, Ripken was forced at second for the third out of the inning. The Orioles went on to defeat the Yankees, 5–3, avenging their loss from the day before.http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA199107070.shtml

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The Big Ballpark in the Bronx is also featured in Die Hard:

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Ferris Buller goes to a Cubs game, and a few years ago, Larry Granillo of Baseball Prospectus was actually able to hammer down which game was filled at.

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Speaking of Wrigley, it was rather famously featured in the Blues Brothers, when Jake and Elwood fake their address, using 1060 West Addison:

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Old Tiger Stadium was used as Yankee Stadium in the HBO movie 61*, and is actually credited as an actor playing Yankee Stadium:

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Link to the trailer with some great shots of the park.

The Jimmy Stewart Movie "The FBI Story" shows Jimmy's character at a Giants game at Yankee Stadium, and gives us some of our only shots of the concourse at Yankee Stadium.

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Parts of The Change Up as well as Trouble with the Curve has been filmed at Turner Field

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You can also see the Georgia Dome during one of the first couple of episodes of The Walking Dead.

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Bunk and Jimmy take their kids to an Orioles game in an episode of The Wire...Cinco de Mayo 2004 vs. The White Sox.

Not shown in the episode but this contest featured a pinch running appearance by a young Jose Bautista. He played only 16 games with the Orioles, the first of his five teams that year. Joey Bats only played for four as he was traded by KC to the Mets and then to PIT at the trading deadline. He went on waivers twice, from BAL to TB and on to KC.

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Futuristic home of the 2012 World Champion Chicago Cubs in the NBC series Revolution...

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This is what the Astrodome will look like many years after all people are gone from the planet, from the History Channel series "Life After People".

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The Georgia Dome in Atlanta will apparently suffer a similar fate...

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This shot doesn't really show the stadium, but the movie Yes Man (Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel) was filmed partly at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

The film has a scene where they go to an airport and randomly buy tickets to the very-next departing plane from the terminal. It winds up in Lincoln and they attend a Husker game.

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Watching Lethal Weapon 3 and the Great Western Forum is shown in it's hockey setup. It's the knock-off Kings vs the knock-off Maple Leafs.

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I can't believe you guys are missing out on the most famous arena usage in movies of all time...

Of course, I'm talking about the old Pittsburgh Civic Arena (The Igloo) in Sudden Death.

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I remember seeing this moving in video stores as a kid. The cover shows the distinctive randomly placed green, yellow, white, and black seats of the Met Center, the only home of the Minnesota North Stars

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I can't believe you guys are missing out on the most famous arena usage in movies of all time...

Of course, I'm talking about the old Pittsburgh Civic Arena (The Igloo) in Sudden Death.

If you're going to mention The Igloo, then you have to talk about "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh"!!!!

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How about this, Minnesota fans...

When the North Stars left, many, including my teenage self, wondered why they couldn't move to the newly-built Target Center. I don't remember the details (it wasn't all Norm Greed), but how about this scene from The Might Ducks where the characters meet Mike Modano and Basil McRae, post-uni change, at the Target Center. They setup a regulation hockey rink just for this shot. Then they moved to Dallas...

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^ Looking back, I really don't know why the North Stars didn't want to move to the Target Center. AFAIK, it would've been well suited for the NHL as well.

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