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Municipal Stadium Kansas City

KANSAS CITY MUNICIPAL STADIUM

Location 22nd Street / Brooklyn Ave.

Kansas City, Missouri

Broke ground 1923

Opened July 3, 1923

Closed October 4, 1972

Demolished 1976

Replaced Association Field

Replaced by Kauffman Stadium (Royals)

Arrowhead Stadium (Chiefs)

Owner City of Kansas City

Surface Grass

Construction cost $400,000

$2.5M (1955 renovations)

Architect Osborn Engineering

 

Other Names

Muehlebach Field (1923-1937)

Ruppert Stadium (1937-1943)

Blues Stadium (1943-1954)

 

Tenants

Kansas City Blues (Minors, 1925-1954)

Monarchs (Negro Leagues, 1923-1950)

Athletics (MLB, 1955-1967)

Royals (MLB, 1969-1972)

Chiefs (AFL/NFL, 1963-1971)

 

Seating capacity

17,476 (1923), 30,396 (1955), 35,561 (1972)

Dimensions (in feet)

1923:

Left Field - 350

Left-Center - 408

Center Field - 450

Right-Center - 380 (estimated)

Right Field - 350

 

1965 (Charlie Finley):

Left Field - 370

Left-Center - 409

Center Field - 421

Right-Center - 360

Right Field - 325

 

1972:

Left Field - 369

Left-Center - 408

Center Field - 421

Right-Center - 382

Right Field - 338

Backstop - 70

 

FIRSTS at KANSAS CITY MUNICIPAL STADIUM

Game 04/12/1955

Tigers 2, Athletics 6

Attendance 32,147

Hit Fred Hatfield (double)

Win Alex Kellner

Loss Ned Garver

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