Monday, July 9, 2007

Old Miami Stadium


Many of you will remember the Old Miami Stadium in Allapatah where we got to watch the Miami Marlins, not the Florida Marlins, and the Baltimore Orioles play in spring training. The Urban Paradise blog has a wonderful entry you should all go see. Like most good things in our memories it was torn down in 2001. A shame really since it had such a nice human scale. You could sit right at field level up close and see how hard the players worked at their game. I have a lot of fond memories going to games there with my Uncle the baseball fanatic and enjoying a glorious summer day or evening watching the great american pastime. Check it out at http://urbanparadise.wordpress.com/

5 comments:

Spidey said...

I was at the Miami Stadium many times for Spring Training, and I even met the owner of the Baltimore Orioles (in the 1980s) and sat next to him and talked. He was a very nice guy.

Miami-Forum said...

Great Blog! I just added you to the Miami-Forum blogroll. I was lucky enough to see White Elephant. It was an eye opening documentary on the Miami Stadium. I really hope we don't relive the same story with the Orange Bowl and Hialeah Park.

Floridahistoryhunter said...

The Miami Dolphins practiced there during the George Wilson days. I went to some concerts there too.

Digger said...

My dad took me there once or twice, late 60's. He was no baseball fan, but we had a good time. and yes, it was human scale, smaller than the orange bowl where we saw the hurricanes many times.

Digger said...

My dad took me there once or twice, late 60's. He was no baseball fan, but we had a good time. and yes, it was human scale, smaller than the orange bowl where we saw the hurricanes many times.