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  Comiskey Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Comiskey Park (35th Street and Shields Avenue, Chicago, Illinois) was the ballpark in which the Chicago White Sox played from 1910 to 1990.
The park was built on a former city dump that Comiskey bought in 1909 to replace the wooden South Side Park.
Comiskey Park was very modern for its time, being constructed of concrete and steel and seating 29,000, a record at the time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Comiskey_Park   (1467 words)

 U.S. Cellular Field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The park opened for the 1991 season, after the White Sox had spent 81 years at Comiskey Park.
The new park, completed at a cost of $167 million, also opened with the Comiskey Park name, but became U.S. Cellular Field in 2003 after U.S. Cellular bought the naming rights at $68 million over 20 years.
It was built in the parking lot of old Comiskey Park, which was torn down and became a parking lot for the current field.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/U.S._Cellular_Field   (659 words)

 Clem's Baseball ~ Comiskey Park
Comiskey Park was the exception to the rule of asymmetry in the classic stadium construction boom of the early 20th century.
Since Comiskey Park had greater seating capacity than Weeghman Field (as Wrigley Field was then known), in 1918 the Cubs played their World Series games there rather than their own ball park.
Comiskey Park was the only baseball stadium with a combination of natural and artificial turf.
www.andrewclem.com /Baseball/ComiskeyPark.html   (1312 words)

 Chicago White Sox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Comiskey, who himself had turned a blind eye to the rumors previously, was compelled to suspend the remaining seven players (Gandil, eventually perceived as the ringleader, the one "connected" to the gamblers, had retired after the 1919 season).
Although designed primarily as a baseball stadium (as opposed to a "multipurpose" stadium) New Comiskey Park (redubbed U.S. Cellular Field in 2003) was built in a 1960s style similar to Dodger Stadium and Kauffman Stadium.
(This park, originally known as "New Comiskey Park", was opened in 1991; the original Comiskey Park was in use from mid-1910 to 1990.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chicago_White_Sox   (9085 words)

 BallparkTour - Former ballparks of Chicago - Comiskey Park - South Side Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The rush to build the park in time for its July 1 opening was hindered by a steel-workers’ strike, and the death of a carpenter who fell from a scaffold hours before the first game cast a pall over the Opening Day festivities.
The thrifty Comiskey vetoed architect Zachary Taylor Davis's original (and revolutionary!) idea to build a column-free cantilever upper deck with an ornate Neoclassical facade and external landscaping, but the park's brick exterior was nevertheless graced by arched openings and Prairie School details.
Comiskey pocketed the difference and 80 seasons of White Sox baseball were viewed between the resulting posts.
www.ballparktour.com /Former_Chicago.html   (2937 words)

 Ballparks of Baseball-Comiskey Park-Chicago White Sox
Chicago, IL Comiskey Park was home to the Chicago White Sox for 81 years and was the oldest ballpark in use when it closed.
A $1 million renovation took place at Comiskey Park after the 1926 season when the wooden bleachers were removed and replaced with double decked seats.
Home plate at Comiskey Park was moved back and forth many times during its existence, beginning in 1934 to increase the amount of homeruns hit.
www.ballparksofbaseball.com /past/ComiskeyPark.htm   (703 words)

 MLB Road Trip 2001 - Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Comiskey Park was opened in 1991, replacing the old Comiskey next door.
Although this park is an obvious improvement over its cramped predecessor, it is not remarkable, having missed the retro fad by about two years, but is still enjoyable as a ballgame venue.
The park is easy to get to as it is right next to the highway, but getting out seemed to be a problem.
www.mlbroadtrip.com /english/cities/major/alc/chicagoparke.htm   (640 words)

 Comiskey Park
Comiskey Park (renamed U.S. Cellular Field in 2003) is home to American League baseball's Chicago White Sox.
The original Comiskey Park, built in 1910 at 35th Street and Shields Avenue, was dubbed the “baseball palace of the world” for its modern steel and concrete construction.
The problem of displacing residents and politics stalled construction until 1989, when ground was finally broken for the new Comiskey, built with a seating capacity of 44,702 and without the obstructed-view seats of the old park.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/315.html   (568 words)

 Comiskey Park: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
South side park was the name used for three different baseball parks that formerly stood in chicago, illinois and were all just a few blocks away from each...
Rightthumbed walsh of the chicago white sox at comiskey park in 1913....
Disco demolition night was a promotional event which occurred on july 12, 1979 at comiskey park in chicago, illinois during a scheduled twilight-night...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/comiskey_park.htm   (2209 words)

 Comiskey Park
In it's original configuration, the park consisted of a covered double-decked grandstand that curved around home plate and extended along the foul lines about thirty feet.
Before old Comiskey Park was demolished in 1991, the infield dirt was moved to new Comiskey Park.
Park Life: The Summer of 1977 at Comiskey Park by Peter Elliott.
www.ballparks.com /baseball/american/comisk.htm   (946 words)

 U.S. Cellular Field - Chicago, Illinois
First, many fans want to compare it to old Comiskey, which was apparently very intimate and an excellent place to see a game.
The seating is still not the park's strong suit, but it is no worse than at some other new parks.
Parking is plentiful around the park and is just $8 if you're an "earlybird".
www.ballparkreviews.com /comiskey/comiskey.htm   (509 words)

 Ballparks of Baseball-U.S. Cellular Field-Chicago White Sox
With an aging Comiskey Park, the White Sox wanted a new facility.
Originally, it was given the same name as its predecessor, Comiskey Park.
Comiskey Park was praised when it opened, but that soon changed.
www.ballparksofbaseball.com /al/USCellularField.htm   (902 words)

 Comiskey Park
Old Comiskey Park opened the first day of July in 1910 and closed after a game against the Mariners on the last day of September in 1990.
New Comiskey Park opened the following April and, in my opinion, all it's been good for is making me wish I'd managed to see a game in Old Comiskey.
Now I've heard stories about the condition of Old Comiskey and certainly the team's current residence is in much better shape, but the old place had to have more character because the park now known as U.S. Cellular Field has none whatsoever.
www.watchingtheshow.com /Comiskey.htm   (708 words)

 U.S. Cellular Field
On May 7, 1989, ground was broken for the new Comiskey Park, now known as U.S. Cellular Field, a $167-million stadium built across the street from its predecessor 79 years after the cornerstone had been laid for the original ballpark.
During construction the new ballpark was visible from the old Comiskey Park, to which it was adjacent.
Park’s exterior is of precast colored concrete and features arched windows reminiscent of former park.
www.ballparks.com /baseball/american/comis2.htm   (955 words)

 Biography of Charles Comiskey
On July 1, 1910 Chicago opened Comiskey Park, which was to become the home of the White Sox for 81 years.
Comiskey had some of the best players in the country on his team, but paid them all far below what players of comparable talent were earning elsewhere.
Comiskey was also questioned about the finances of the White Sox team during the years surrounding the scandal.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/blacksox/comiskeybio.html   (804 words)

 Chicago 101
The old park let you feel close enough to the players to hear them cuss; the new park--whose front row seat in the upper deck was farther from the field than the last row of the old park--was a vast chasm ("like looking into a pit," one fan told the Chicago Tribune).
But in 1987, as the state and the city fought for control of the paperwork on the project, the team started glancing seductively at the city of St. Petersburg, Florida, which was building its Suncoast Dome and needed a reason to fill it.
The old park wasn't pretty, but when you plopped down in one of its green wooden seats, you felt close enough to the field that you could reach out and touch home plate, smell the turf, and hear what was going on when the catcher, pitcher, and manager conferred on the mound.
chicago.freeservers.com /index/comiskey/comiskey.html   (2626 words)

 Comiskey Park | BaseballLibrary.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Comiskey Park was one of baseball's earliest modern steel-and-concrete stadiums, opening a little more than a year after the first (Shibe Park).
The thrifty Comiskey vetoed architect Zachary Taylor Davis's idea to build a column-free grandstand with an ornate Neoclassical facade and external landscaping, but the park's brick exterior was nevertheless graced by arched openings and Prairie School details.
Comiskey was home of the NFL Chicago Cardinals for 35 seasons, and was the site of the first All-Star game in 1933; it was also the permanent site of the Negro Leagues' yearly East-West All-Star game from 1933-50.
baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/C/Comiskey_Park.stm   (3678 words)

 Memores of Old Comiskey Park, presented by FLYINGSOCK.COM!
Comiskey Park used a variety of scoreboards in her 80 years.
Now virtually every park in the majors has one just like it and even domed stadiums set off fireworks for their team's home runs.
The Comiskey scoreboard is covered in patriotic bunting before this game in 1917.
flyingsock.com /OldComiskey/Scoreboard.htm   (198 words)

 Comiskey Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Comiskey was the first of the old ballparks to close it's doors in the 90's.
Not having been there before her last season, I am uncertain if the drabness was due to neglect as her supporters have detailed, or if her time was really up.
George Brett Is on deck, and you can see new Comiskey through the openings at the top of the upper deck, peeking through.
www.ebaseballparks.com /comiskey.html   (221 words)

 Chicago White Sox - Stadium
Comiskey Park opened on July 1, 1910, for major league baseball.
White Sox owner Charles Comiskey wanted to build a modern stadium to replace South Side Park, which had become obsolete ever since Shibe Park ushered in the era of concrete-and-steel classic ballparks.
The outfield dimensions were healthy - 382 to the power alleys, 363 to the foul poles - but not so long as allow long ground balls to roll into distant crevices for extra base hits.
www.baseball-statistics.com /Ballparks/ChiWS/Comiskey.htm   (1453 words)

 Chicago White Sox, Major League Baseball - CBS SportsLine.com
The team announced Friday that Comiskey Park will now be known as U.S. Cellular Field under a 23-year deal with the wireless service provider that will pay the White Sox $68 million over 20 years.
In 1909, Charles Comiskey purchased a tract of land on the city's south side at the corner of 35th and Shields and commissioned architect Zachary Taylor Davis to design a spacious ballpark.
The cornerstone was laid on March 17, 1910 and Comiskey Park opened on July 1, 1910.
www.sportsline.com /mlb/story/6161850   (609 words)

 Comiskey Park no More - NetShrine Discussion Forum
Comiskey Park is now known as US Cellular Field.
Charles Comiskey III apparently has no serious issues with this, except he seems to think the price was too low.
While Comiskey is certainly a well-known name, we all know he's not portrayed as the world's greatest guy.
www.netshrine.com /vbulletin2/showthread.php?t=8479   (758 words)

 Wrigley, Comiskey are worlds apart: 10/ 6/ 2005
There is no quirky neighborhood or cottage industry that has sprung up around 'The Cell.' I have the distinct feeling the Universal Marble and Granite company has always been at their nearby spot on West 35th, and so have the shops for food machinery, auto parts, beds and everything else you have to buy somewhere.
When you walk around the park built in 1991, you get the sense the "Winning Ugly is Sweet" shop that sells fruit and dessert fare isn't just talking about what goes on inside the walls.
And it is. Many of the 40,000-plus who attended last night's Game 2 did like their team suggested -- parked their cars at the stadium in the morning, went to work on the train and knew the Sox would be there when they were done.
www.southcoasttoday.com /daily/10-05/10-06-05/b03sp387.htm   (840 words)

 Comiskey Park, Chicago, Ill.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An elaborate facade marks the new Comiskey Park, Aug-1992.
Old Comiskey Park, originally known as White Sox Park when it was built in 1910, had clearly outlived its usefulness.
All in all, the park is seen as a design mistake, one which was corrected in more recently built facilities like Camden Yards.
home1.gte.net /charliesballparks/stadiums/comiskey.htm   (211 words)

 U.S. Cellular Field Information from Ticket Solutions
The stadium has a little more than 7,000 parking spaces including a big lot where the "old Comiskey Park" was.
The old park's home plate and batters' box are marked in the parking lot.
The park is in a residential heighborhood, and side-street parking is limited-to-nonexistent.
www.tickets4u.com /info-uscellular-field.asp   (397 words)

 Old Comiskey Park - Baseball Fever
Old comiskey park was alot better than that dump they call home now days.they could have stayed at old comiskey park but the owners threated to leave chicago if they did not get there new stadium.i was there once in 1991 for the auction of items from the old comiskey park.
Two things bother me about the new park: A. The owners kept claiming that the neighborhood they were in was killing them.
Built the new park across the street, of course.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=33270   (525 words)

 U.S. Cellular Field / Comiskey Park on Centerstage Chicago - U.S. Cellular Field / Comiskey Park : 333 W. 35th, ...
Though it was renamed US Cellular Field in 2003, the White Sox stadium is most-commonly referred to as Comiskey Park by fans and foes alike.
While there’s a dearth of activity in area surrounding the park, the South Side rallies around its team and its park.
Lots of parking lots, but it can be slow getting out after a sold-out game (as if that would ever happen).
centerstage.net /recreation/comiskey.html   (325 words)

 eBay - comiskey park, Fan Apparel Souvenirs, Vintage Sports Memorabilia items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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