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.