Municipal Stadium

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Description: Postcard of the Municipal Stadium
Location: SC58
Collection: Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Historical Article: Long before the huge Harry S. Truman Sports Complex was built at I-70 and Blue Ridge Cut-off, and before the days of strikes by baseball players, Kansas City fans made their way, by street car or automobile, to this stadium at 22nd and Brooklyn. The stadium made its debut July 3, 1923, as Muehlebach Field. It was renamed Ruppert Stadium, Blues Stadium and finally Municipal Stadium.The post card, published in color by J.E. Tetirick, Kansas City, pictures the two bleachers and well filled grandstand. Old residences along Brooklyn are seen, as well as a Schlitz beer sign, in the background. The field is covered with real grass, well clipped.The legend on the address side of the old post card reads: Kansas City Municipal Stadium, Home of the Athletics, 22nd and Brooklyn, K.C. Mo. The newest and finest ball park in the American League. Seating capacity approximately 34,000.Kansas City TimesJuly 3, 1981
Barcode: 20000525
Item Type: Postcard


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