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Fenway
05-12-2005, 05:31 PM
I saw this question on NTN trivia on Tuesday.


What stadium has been the host to the most National Football League games?

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http://football.ballparks.com/NFL/ChicagoBears/oldsmall.gif (http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/wrigle.htm)

I thought it was Tiger Stadium :(:

Mark Buehrle
05-12-2005, 05:45 PM
Well, the Bears used to play at Wrigley....

mweflen
05-12-2005, 05:50 PM
Yeah, the bears played there for many years...

Fenway
05-12-2005, 06:12 PM
Well I wasn't *far* off on my guess but geeze Wrigley wins hands down

Tiger Stadium
http://football.ballparks.com/NFL/DetroitLions/oldsmall.gif (http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/american/tigers.htm)
1938-1974

Wrigley Field
http://football.ballparks.com/NFL/ChicagoBears/oldsmall.gif (http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/wrigle.htm)
1921-1970

Giants didn't move to Yankee Stadium until 1956 playing at the Polo Grounds ( which duh thats why they were called the NY FOOTBALL Giants by Cosell )

MUScholar21
05-12-2005, 06:13 PM
Yeah, the bears played there for many years...

Not just the Bears, but the Chicago Cardinals also, and considering George Halas started the NFL it would seem logical it would be here.

Ol' No. 2
05-12-2005, 06:27 PM
Not just the Bears, but the Chicago Cardinals also, and considering George Halas started the NFL it would seem logical it would be here.Uhh...no. The Cardinals played at Comiskey Park.

Fenway
05-12-2005, 07:05 PM
there are very few images on the net of the Bears at Wrigley

found one and of course Green Bay winning

http://www.bracephoto.com/images/players/Untitled-60.jpg

DumpJerry
05-12-2005, 07:18 PM
Yeah, the Cards played at Comiskey.

Halas changed the name to the Bears from the Staleys once his contract with the Staley Company ended. He chose the "Bears" because they played at Wrigley and if baseball players were "Cubs" and football players were bigger than baseball players, football players must be "Bears."

I hope I have ended it for any Bears' fans here.....

nasox
05-12-2005, 08:59 PM
Anybody ever attend a bears game at Wrigley? I'd love to hear what it was like as this was way before my time.

grebeck18
05-12-2005, 11:18 PM
Just a fun fact from a book (http://server4.103092804.com/Release3/linkredirect.php?h=42418,602444,1115954139) I read recently on the history of the Chicago Cardinals -

The Cardinals founder, Chris O'Brien, sold the team to the a former business partner of George Halas in the late 20s. The new owner moved the team's home (http://server4.103092804.com/Release3/linkredirect.php?h=40083,602444,1115954139) games (http://server4.103092804.com/Release3/linkredirect.php?h=40309,602444,1115954139) to Wrigley for the 1931 season. I think that they only played 5 or 6 "home" games (http://server4.103092804.com/Release3/linkredirect.php?h=40309,602444,1115954139) at Wrigley due to scheduling conflicts with the Bears. Understandably, south side fans felt stunned and betrayed with this move.

seanpmurphy
05-13-2005, 02:01 PM
Yeah, the bears played there for many years...

So a good team has called Wrigley home at one point! :smile:

Fenway
05-13-2005, 03:59 PM
Anybody ever attend a bears game at Wrigley? I'd love to hear what it was like as this was way before my time.

I would suspect similar to when the Patriots played at Fenway.

In Boston the bullpen walls were at the end of one endzone and bales of hay were put in to make sure receivers were not hurt went they went over the wall, the other endzone was on the third base side. Temp stands were built in front of the left field wall.

Wrigley I "believe" was a North-South setup with the first base side being one endzone and they as well had temp stands on one sideline.

http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10459.jpg
http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10786.jpg