Municipal Stadium - Kansas City, MO

Municipal Stadium - Kansas City, MO

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1923 Built at a cost of $400,000, Muehlebach Field was named for George Muehlebach, owner of Kansas City Blues. The Blues, a Yankees farm club, won the Little World Series here that year.

1924
KC Monarchs won the Negro League World Series here.

1938
Ballpark was re-named Ruppert Stadium honoring Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert.

1939
Lou Gehrig played his last game here, a Yankees exhibition against the Blues.

1943
Ballpark re-named Blues Stadium.

1955
Ballpark re-named Municipal Statium and upper deck added. Athletics brought to K.K.

1963
Dallas, TX football team brought here as Kansas City Chiefs.

1964
Musical group "The Beatles" played in concert.

1968
Soccer great, Pele, with Brazilian team Santos, played KC Spurs.

1969
New K.C. Royals baseball team played first game here.

1971
Chiefs played Dolphins in longest game of NFL history on Christmas Day on this site.

1973
Royals moved to new Truman Sports Complex.

1976
Ballpark torn down.

 

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