June 28, 1911: New Polo Grounds opens
Submitted by BTGrimes on Thu, 06/28/2012 - 9:00am
Polo Grounds take II
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - A new Polo Grounds opened for business on this date in 1911. The "previous" Polo Grounds was severely damaged by fire two and a half months earlier.
So why was the Polo Grounds called "The Polo Grounds"? For the reason you'd expect, the original of four structures to occupy the site was made for polo.
Here are the four New York major league baseball teams that called the Polo Grounds home:
The Polo Grounds was also home to a couple National Football League teams; the New York Giants and New York Bulldogs. It also housed the New York Titans (now the Jets) of the American Football League (since merged with the NFL).
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