Polo Grounds

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Manhattan, NY, USA

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  • Eighth Avenue & 157th Street, North Harlem section of Manhattan
  • Primarily a baseball field, sometimes used as a boxing venue from ? to ?
  • Built in 1891?
  • Razed in 1964
  • From NY Times Aug, 18, 1922 - "Boxing at the Polo Grounds is now assured. At a meeting with the NY State Athletic Commission yesterday a license was granted to the Republic Athletic Club, organized to stage boxing bouts at the home of the Giants under Coogan's Bluff....The seating arrangements for boxing at the Polo Grounds will provide for a capacity of 85,000, making it the second largest open-air stadium in the country. Tex Rickard's arena at Boyle's Thirty Acres in Jersey City has a seating capacity of slightly more than 90,000.
  • NY Times headline 6/12/27 - FAST BOUTS LIKELY AT CHARITY SHOW; Wednesday Night's Program at Polo Grounds Featured by Terris and Goldstein. EAST SIDE FANS AROUSED Advance Sale of $175,000 Reported -- Lomski Will Make Bow Here Tuesday --

-First paragraph of article: Boxing fans get another chance to do something for charity Wednesday night at the Polo Grounds on the occasion of the annual fistic carnival for the benefit of the Catholic Boys' Clubs of the Archdiocese of New York. By the same token boxing followers will witness one of the season's best actual fighting cards while they are contributing their proverbial "mite."