The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

26 August 2004

Now it's an eyesore

In 1962, the shiny new All Sports Stadium opened at the Fairgrounds, a home for the city's brand new minor-league baseball club, the 89ers.

In 2004, the Niners are now the RedHawks and play in Bricktown; All Sports Stadium has sat vacant for four years, below contemporary minor-league standards and nowhere near "accessible" in the ADA sense.

The Fairgrounds Trust has now declared the stadium "surplus property," the first step towards demolition.

I spent quite a few evenings in the old ballpark way back when; it was pretty decent for its time, but its time is long gone. Still, it's going to be odd driving I-44 past 10th Street and seeing nothing on the corner.

Posted at 7:37 AM to City Scene

Better nothing than yet another Walgreens..

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 2:57 PM on 26 August 2004

They should put up a bank there. That's what we need - more bank branches.

Posted by: Dan at 5:00 PM on 26 August 2004

They can't put a Walgreens there: it's over a mile to the nearest Eckerd's.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:17 PM on 26 August 2004

They could always build another church.

Posted by: McGehee at 12:34 PM on 27 August 2004