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Milwaukee County Stadium

Location 201 S. 46th St.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201

Broke ground April 6, 1953

Opened April 19, 1966

Closed September 28, 2000

Demolished February 21, 2001

Replaced Borchert Field

Replaced by Miller Beer Park (2001)

Owner Milwaukee County

Surface Grass

Construction cost $5M (1953)

Architect Osborn Engineering

 

Tenants

Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965)

Milwaukee Brewers (1970-2000)

Chicago White Sox (1968-1969)

Green Bay Packers (1953-1994)

 

Seating capacity: 53,192

 

Dimensions

1953:

Left Field - 320 ft

Left-Center - 355 ft

Center Field - 404 ft

Right-Center - 355 ft

Right Field - 320 ft

 

2000:

Left Field - 315 ft

Shallow Left Center - 362 ft

True Left Center - 382 ft (unposted)

Deep Left Center - 392 ft

Center Field - 402 ft

Deep Right Center - 392 ft

True Right Center - 382 ft (unposted)

Shallow Right Center - 362 ft

Right Field - 315 ft

 

FIRSTS and Facts

Game 04/14/1953 Cardinals 2, Braves 3 (10 innings)

Attendance 34,357

Batter Solly Hemus (walk)

Hit Joe Adcock (single)

Win Warren Spahn

Loss Gerry Staley

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