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The stadium was razed and rebuilt prior to the 1955 baseball season and hosted the Kansas City Athletics of the AL from 1955 to 1967, the Kansas City Royals of the AL from 1969 to 1972, and the Kansas City Chiefs of the AFL and NFL from 1963 to 1971, as well as other short-lived professional teams.
He had purchased Blues Stadium a year earlier, but sold it back to the city. Municipal Stadium hosted both the minor-league Kansas City Blues of the American Association and the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro leagues from 1923 to 1954. It came too late for the A's, however, as they moved to Oakland after the 1967 season.  The first Negro League World Series game was held at the stadium in 1924.
It was renamed Ruppert Stadium, Blues Stadium and finally Municipal Stadium. Those using these images and texts assume all responsibility for questions of copyright and privacy that may arise. –Location: Along 22nd Street and Brooklyn Avenue. Coupled with the fact that the Connie Mack family who owned the A’s were struggling to financially operate the team led to the sale of the Athletics. The stadium was demolished in 1976 and the site is now a community garden. KC MUNICIPAL STADIUM 8X10 PHOTO KANSAS CITY ATHLETICS A's BASEBALL PICTURE MLB. According to legend, on a road trip that the A's made to New York, a Yankee hitter lofted a long fly ball to left field which, in the cavernous left field of Yankee Stadium, became a routine out. Ropened: April 12, 1955 After the 1972 baseball season, Municipal was replaced by Royals Stadium for the Kansas City Royals and the adjacent Arrowhead Stadium for the Kansas City Chiefs. The new construction was financed by a bond issuance. Today, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is a few blocks from the site.
–Surface: Grass The single tier grandstand had a seating capacity of … The Royals played four seasons here, playing their last game on October 4, 1972 and moving to Kauffman Stadium the following season.
Throughout the 1940s and early 1950s the Philadelphia A’s were struggling to attract fans to Connie Mack Stadium as the Philadelphia Phillies became the more popular baseball team in the city.
The double-decked grandstand extended all the way across the south sideline (first base line of the baseball field), but ended halfway around the west end zone (third base on the baseball diamond). The newest and finest ball park in the American League.
Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard is alleged to have then said over the microphone, "In Kansas City, that would have been a home run", itself a response to Finley's dictum for Municipal Stadium public address announcer Jack Layton to say "That would have been a home run at Yankee Stadium" for any ball that hit a chalk line Finley painted 296 feet away from home plate in K.C.
It was located in the inner city neighborhood near 18th and Vine to house the minor league white Kansas City Blues baseball team and the Negro League Kansas City Monarchs. Ruppert died two years later, and the stadium was renamed Blues Stadium in 1943.
Kansas City Times, July 3, 1981. StadiumsAthletic fieldsSportsSports & recreation facilitiesBaseball, Municipal StadiumMuehlebach FieldRuppert StadiumBlues StadiumKansas City Athletics, Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58), See finding aid: https://kchistory.org/islandora/object/kchistory%3A63953. Bert Campanaris becomes the first player to play at ever position during one game on September 8, 1965. On September 17, 1964, The Beatles played Municipal Stadium as part of their first U.S. tour. Reproduction (printing, downloading, or copying) of images from Kansas City Public Library requires permission and payment for the following uses, whether digital or print: publication; reproduction of multiple copies; personal, non-educational purposes; and advertising or commercial purposes. When home runs were hit into the field the goats and sheep would scamper up the hill.
As Municipal Stadium aged, it became clear that new facilities would be needed, and public bonds were issued in 1967 to fund a complex including separate football and baseball stadiums. The east end zone ended at the right field fence, and the large scoreboard was in this end of the stadium. The stadium made its debut July 3, 1923, as Muehlebach Field. The Kansas City Monarchs, one of the nation's leading Negro teams played in Municipal Stadium (Muehlebach Field) until their demise in 1955. Kansas City Municipal Stadium Tribute Page has 1,770 members.
In the early 1960s Finley began looking to move the A’s to a new city. The stadium was demolished in 1976 and the site is now a community garden.
It hosted the minor league Kansas City Blues of the American Association from 1923 to 1954 and the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues during the same period.
Satchell Paige, Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks and Elston Howard all played for the Monarchs. In order for the capacity to be increased at Municipal Stadium, an upper deck was added.  This classic was the only post-season football game ever played at Municipal Stadium.
Postcard of Municipal Stadium, once located at 22nd Street and Brooklyn Avenue. It came too late for the A's, however, as they moved to Oakland after the 1967 season.
It is one of the most iconic stadiums in the NFL, and holds the world record for the loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium … Instead, Kansas City was awarded a new American League team for 1969, and the Royals used Municipal Stadium as a temporary home. Municipal Stadium was demolished in 1976, and replaced by a municipal garden.
Opened: July 3, 1923 Old residences along Brooklyn are seen, as well as a Schlitz beer sign, in the background. The post card, published in color by J.E. Kansas City, MO Constructed in the early 1920s, Municipal Stadium was home to many teams during its existence.
Both teams' benches were on the north sideline in front of the temporary bleachers, as was the case at other baseball stadiums converted to football use such as Milwaukee County Stadium, Metropolitan Stadium, Tiger Stadium and Wrigley Field. The move was quickly vetoed by the league. K.C. City officials elected to raze Blues Stadium and rebuilt from scratch.
Help us provide a better web site by completing our feedback form. None of those moves had any notable effect on the team's performance, as the club finished in or near last place nearly every year. Kansas City Municipal Stadium was a baseball and football stadium that formerly stood in Kansas City, Missouri. Originally known as Muehlebach Field, it was renamed Ruppert Stadium in 1937 when the New York Yankees owner Colonel Jacob Ruppert purchased the Blues and the stadium. In the early 1960s, owner of the Dallas Texans (AFL), Lamar Hunt, decided to move his team because the City of Dallas could not support two football teams. The Kansas City Monarchs, Blues, Athletics, and Chiefs all played at the stadium that was last known as Municipal Stadium. BALLPARKS © 1996-2014 by Munsey & Suppes. Temporary stands were erected in left field to expand the stadium's capacity each fall, but had to be removed during the baseball season.  This classic was the only post-season football game ever played at Municipal Stadium. It was home to the A's and Royals, the Monarchs, the Chiefs' glory years, K.C. The date was originally supposed to be an off-day for the band, but they agreed to perform when Finley offered their manager, Brian Epstein, a then-record sum of $150,000. Please order prints or digital files and pay use fees through this website.
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