Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
|Opened||December 2, 1922|
|Closed||December 14, 1997|
|Demolished||April 2001-February 15, 2002|
|Tenants||Baltimore Ravens (1996-97)|
Baltimore Stallions (1994-95)
Baltimore Orioles (1954-91)
Baltimore Colts (1953-83)
Baltimore Colts (1947-50)
Memorial Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, that formerly stood on 33rd Street on an oversized block also bounded by Ellerslie Avenue (west), 36th Street (north), and Ednor Road (east). Two stadiums were located here, a 1922 version known as Baltimore Stadium or Municipal Stadium, or sometimes Venable Stadium, and, for a time, Babe Ruth Stadium in reference to the then-recently deceased Baltimore native.
The rebuilt multi-sport stadium, when reconstruction (expansion to an upper deck) was completed in the middle of 1954, would become known as Memorial Stadium. The stadium was also known as The Old Gray Lady of 33rd Street, and also (for Colts games) as The World's Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum.
The first event at the rebuilt stadium was a Minor League Baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and Rochester Red Wings. The final was an NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Oilers.
Teams and Seasons
|1949||Baltimore Colts||All-America Football Conference|
|1954||Baltimore Colts||National Football League|
|1968||Baltimore Colts||National Football League|
|1978||Baltimore Colts||National Football League|
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