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Lip Man 1
03-16-2007, 11:48 AM
March 17, 1910 - Construction begins on the stadium that would eventually be called Comiskey Park at 35th & Shields. The stadium would be completed by late June and officially open on July 1st.

Lip

mantis1212
03-16-2007, 12:14 PM
So they moved into the stadium in the middle of the season? You don't see that anymore...

Hitmen77
03-16-2007, 12:22 PM
So they moved into the stadium in the middle of the season? You don't see that anymore...

IIRC, the Mariners moved from the Kingdome to Safeco Field in July 1999.

Medford Bobby
03-16-2007, 12:48 PM
:?: Was the GREEN brick for that opening construction ceremony ever found during the demolition or was it more myth????:o:

http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0088/s008841.jpg


http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0088/s008819.jpg
http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0087/s008787.jpg

IndianWhiteSox
03-16-2007, 01:54 PM
Most stadiums take at least a year for reconstruction and Old Comiskey took only three months and still stood for 80 years? That amazing!

Lip Man 1
03-16-2007, 06:27 PM
Toronto also moved from Exhibition Stadium into the Skydome in July.

Lip

Brian26
03-16-2007, 08:44 PM
Most stadiums take at least a year for reconstruction and Old Comiskey took only three months and still stood for 80 years? That amazing!

It's called non-union labor. Coffee breaks were kept to a minimum :D: