Ebbets Field

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Ebbets Field

Location
55 Sullivan Place
Brooklyn, New York City, New York 11225

Coordinates
40°39′54″N 73°57′29″W / 40.66500°N 73.95806°W / 40.66500; -73.95806Coordinates: 40°39′54″N 73°57′29″W / 40.66500°N 73.95806°W / 40.66500; -73.95806

Owner
Brooklyn Dodgers (1913–1956)
Marvin Kratter (1956–1957)

Operator
Brooklyn Dodgers

Capacity
18,000 (1913)[1]
30,000 (1914–1923)[1]
26,000 (1924–1925)[1]
28,000 (1926–1931)[1]
32,000 (1932–1936)[1]
35,000 (1937–1945)[1]
34,219 (1946–1949)[1]
32,111 (1949–1954)[1]
31,902 (1955–1957)[1]

Field size
Left field: 348 ft
Left-center: 351 ft
Center field: 395 ft
Right-center: 344 ft
Right field: 297 ft

Surface
Grass

Construction

Broke ground
March 4, 1912[2]

Opened
April 9, 1913

Closed
September 24, 1957

Demolished
February 23, 1960

Construction cost
US$750,000[3][4]
($18.2 million in 2017 dollars[5])

Architect
Clarence Randall Van Buskirk

General contractor
Castle Brothers, Inc.[6]

Tenants

Brooklyn Dodgers (MLB) (1913–1957)
New York Brickley Giants (NFL) (1921)
Brooklyn Lions (NFL) (1926)
Brooklyn Dodgers / Tigers (NFL) (1930–1944)
Brooklyn Tigers (AFL) (1936)
Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) (1946–1948)

Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball stadium in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York City. It is known mainly as the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team of the National League, from 1913 to 1957, but was also home to three National Football League teams in the 1920s.
Ebbets Field was demolished in 1960 and replaced by apartment buildings.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Construction
1.2 Opening
1.3 Use
1.4 Demise
1.5 Subsequent use of the former Ebbets Field site

2 Legacy

2.1 Other sports at Ebbets Field

3 Dimensions
4 References
5 Further reading
6 External links

History[edit]
Construction[edit]

Ray Caldwell pitching in the first exhibition game at Ebbets Field, April 5, 1913. The dirt walkway visible between the mound and the plate disappeared after the 1910s.[7]

Charles Ebbets’ daughter throws out the first pitch, at an exhibition game on April 5, 1913.

Ebbets Field was bounded by Bedford Avenue on the east, Sullivan Place on the South,
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