Monday, October 03, 2005
Arlington Stadium Dies
Arlington Stadium, which saw its last game today, is hardly thought of as one of the great stadiums in history. It was hot--virtually all games had to be played in the evening--and originally constructed as a minor league ballpark named "Turnpike Stadium." However,
However redeeming and interesting this feature was, it was not enough to save Arlington Stadium, and it was replaced with the park now known as Ameriquest Field in Arlington, a bizarre mishmash of style, including nook-and-crannies supposed to invoke Ebbets' Field, a mini Green Monster in left field and overhanging tiers in right field in the style of Tiger Stadium.