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Baseball Stadiums The essential rules of baseball have not changed since June 19 1846 when a New York team defeated the Knickerbocker Baseball Club of New York in the first baseball game ever at Elysian Fields in Hoboken NJ but many other things have like the stadiums Over the last one hundred years there has been four eras of baseball stadiums This report will tell the stadiums of each era what they had and what they didnt as well as why stadiums have changed The first era of baseball stadiums were from 1900-1920 Some stadiums that were built in this period were Comiskey Park 1910 Columbia Park 1901 Tiger Stadium 1912 and Wrigley Field 1914 All stadiums during this era were small in seating capacity Columbia Park only had 9500 seats and Wrigley Field when first built only had 14000 seats Comiskey Park had the largest capacity of that time at 32000 seats The stadiums during this era also didnt cost that much to built Wrigley Field for example only cost 250000 The stadiums from this era were all grass parks and the stadiums were used only for baseball The stadiums were built in this way because baseball was not as much of an entertainment source as it is today so less people watched baseball at a stadium The second era of baseball stadiums were from 1923 -1962 Some stadiums that were built in this period were Yankee Stadium 1923 Cleveland Stadium 1931 and Chavez Ravine 1962 The stadiums in this era were larger and cost more to build then in the previous era The stadiums in this era all had a natural surface The stadiums cost from 25 million dollars Yankee Stadium up to 23 million dollars Chavez Ravine The stadium capacity ranged from the 50000 ranges up to 78000 which was the capacity of Cleveland Stadium The stadiums were built this way so they could house the popularity of baseball because
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