|Chronological Tour: Stop 81|
Outside of Winnipeg Stadium, Aug-2005. The short seating in front surrounded home plate in 1995.
This photo looks in at what was the home-plate seating for baseball (in the far corner, to the left of the scoreboard).
I understand that the home plate was in the southwest corner of the stadium until the Blue Bombers built offices at that end. I have no idea what baseball was played there before the Northern League Goldeyes began play in 1994 (having moved from Rochester, Minn.), but by the time I got there, the plate was in the northwest corner (visible in the second photo above) and the left-field fence was unusually short.
My 1995 photos of the stadium were underdeveloped because of a rainstorm the night I saw the game, and so I was forced to return in 2005, ahead of a visit to the Goldeyes’ new home, and I was not able to get into the stadium when I saw it again. I took the second photo above through a hole in a gate.
|174||Tue 8-Aug-1995||Northern||Ind.||WINNIPEG 4, Sioux Falls 2|