Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)

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Memorial Stadium
Memorial Stadium (Baltimore) postcard.jpg
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Opened December 2, 1922
Closed December 14, 1997
Demolished April 2001-February 15, 2002
Other Names n/a
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

Season Team League
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

List of credited publications

Ticket stub from the final game at Memorial Stadium
League Date/Season Team(s) Type
National Football League August 13, 1950 Baltimore Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Program
November 3, 1957 Baltimore Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Program
December 27, 1959 Baltimore Colts vs. New York Giants Program
Major League Baseball 1979 ALCS (Baltimore Orioles vs. California Angels) Program
National Football League October 26, 1980 Baltimore Colts vs. St. Louis Cardinals Program
November 13, 1983 Baltimore Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Program
Major League Baseball 1988 Baltimore Orioles Program

See also

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