Cleveland Municipal Stadium

First and Figures

Status: Demolished in 1996

Address: W 3rd Street and Lake Erie

Capacity: 78,000 (opening day); 74,483 (final)

Cost to construct: $3 Million

Architect: Walker & Weeks; the Osborn Company


Former Naming: Lakefront Stadium


The Field

Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature: Massive field; deemed the Mistake by the lake; one of largest stadiums in MLB history

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

Left Field:  320 (322)

Left Center:  395 (430)

Center Field:   404 (470)

Right Center:  395(430)

Right Field: 320 (322)


Opening Day and Firsts

Opening Date: July 1, 1931

Opponent: Philadelphia 

Results:  Philadelphia 1 Cleveland 0

Attendance:  76,979

First Hit: N/A

Winning Pitcher: Lefty Grove

Losing Pitcher: Mel Harder


Hosted Events

World Series:  1948, 1954

All Star Games:  1935, 1954, 1963, 1981



1948 World Series, 1954 World Series, Ball Parks of Yesterday, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Stadium, Ernest Barnard


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