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Pompano Beach Municipal Stadium

Pompano Beach Municipal Stadium
Location 18 Avenue at 8 Street Northeast
Pompano Beach, Florida
Owner City of Pompano Beach
Capacity 4,500
Field size

Left - ft.
Center - ft.

Right - ft.
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened March 22, 1957[1]
Demolished 2008
Construction cost $
Tenants
Washington Senators (AL) (1961-1971) (spring training)
Pompano Beach Mets (FSL) (1969-1973)
Texas Rangers (AL) (1972-1986) (spring training)
Pompano Beach Cubs (FSL) (1976-78)
Gold Coast Suns (SPBA) (1989)
Miami Miracle (FSL) (1990-1991)
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (APSL) (1990)

Pompano Beach Municipal Stadium was a stadium in Pompano Beach, Florida. Primarily used for baseball, it was home to the Pompano Beach Cubs and served as the spring training home of the Washington Senators from 1961 to 1971 and the Texas Rangers from 1972 to 1986. The 1989 Gold Coast Suns split their home games between Bobby Maduro-Miami Stadium and Municipal Stadium. The ballpark was dedicated on March 22, 1957. It holds 4,500 people. It was also used as the Pompano Beach High School baseball team (Tornadoes) home field. The Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the APSL used it as their home soccer ground for one season in 1990 after the Broward School District via the school board, denied them access to Lockhart Stadium.[2][3][4]

This stadium was demolished in 2008 and re-built as several baseball fields, although without grandstands. The baseball complex, no longer a stadium, is managed by the City of Pompano Beach and hosts youth and high school baseball games.

References

  1. ^ Cynthia A., Thuma (2007). Sport Lauderdale: Big Names and Big Games. Chalreston, SC: The History Press. pp. 17–18. 
  2. ^ http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1990-05-12/sports/9001070896_1_bill-veeck-mike-veeck-strikers-new-pitch
  3. ^ http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1990-07-07/sports/9002020755_1_strikers-mike-masters-albany-capitals
  4. ^ http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1990-07-22/sports/9002050273_1_strikers-miljce-donev-tampa-bay

External links

  • Pompano Municipal Stadium Gallery
  • Map with overlay showing where stadium used to be


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