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Old 08-31-2017, 05:51 PM
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History Lesson: Former White Sox owner Art Allyn wanted to build a new White Sox stadium at Roosevelt + Clark in 1967. This would have been done with private financing. There is a article about it in the 1967 White Sox Program/Fall edition, page 13. Believe it or not the City of Chicago wouldn't give him the permits to have it built. Read into that anyway you want. That's when Allyn actually considered moving the team to Milwaukee. Imagine a team owner wanting to build a stadium with his own funding and the city not willing to give him the permits to build it.
I cannot even imagine how awful the stadium design would have been if the Sox built there in the late 1960s. Think Three Rivers, Riverfront, Fulton County, Busch, Veterans.
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