New Shibe Park

New Shibe Park

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A new Major League Baseball Stadium on the site of the old Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Designed to reference the original but capable of hosting MLB in the 21st Century. Shibe Park, known for the last one-third of its existence as Connie Mack Stadium, was a Major League Baseball park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When it opened April 12, 1909, it became Major League Baseball's first steel-and-concrete stadium. It was on the block bounded by Lehigh Avenue, 20th Street, Somerset Street and 21st Street. It was thus just five blocks west, corner-to-corner, from Baker Bowl, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies that had opened in 1887. The stadium hosted two Major League Baseball All-Star Games; in 1943, marking the first time the game had been played at night, and in 1952, with that game holding the distinction of being the only All-Star contest shortened by rain (in this case, to five innings). Shibe Park was the home to the following teams: Philadelphia Athletics (MLB-AL) (1909-1954) Philadelphia Phillies (MLB-NL) (1938-1970) Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) (1940, 1942-1957) #al #baseball #connie_mack_stadium #defunct #eagles #franchise #mlb #new #nfl #nl #old #philadelphia #phillies #redeveloped #regeneration #shibe #shibe_park #sports #stadium
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