Doc E, Dallas, TX -- Jul 21, 2007 03:37 AM
10 visit(s). My rating: 6
Windy Roosevelt Stadium had a pretty good playing field. It housed a lot of minor league baseball for years and you could see well from the seats. It was unusual stadium in that it was kind of big for the minor league ball of the day but small for major league games. Of course, the dated construction left the need for more parking. The Brooklyn Dodgers drew very well when they played there in 1956. In fact, at the pace the Jersey City crowd set for 7 games (averaging a near-capacity 22,571 in attendance) the Dodgers could have drawn the second highest attendance total in the National League, and the third highest in franchise history. Amazing, considering that Jersey City was full of fans of New York Giants, the Dodger's arch-rival! But then again, Jersey City is extremely close to both Manhattan and Brooklyn.


carl drake, bronx, NY -- Jun 06, 2010 06:37 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 7
Once the Dodgers left this stadium was used for minor league baseball for a while. Some of the games were broadcast on local UHF channels. My only visit there was circa 1972. Part of the stadium had been converted to government offices. I got my driver's license there, which blew me away at the time. What wonderful architecture.


Philip Matsikoudis, Tinton Falls, NJ -- May 28, 2016 20:54 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
I grew up in Jersey City and not only was I a spectator a numerous events but I also played Football in Roosevelt Stadium as a 13 year old for the Jersey City Recreation Football League in 1966 in two games, but later played for the St.Peters Peacocks, a college football team. The first team that inhabited Roosevelt Stadium was the New York Giants Triple A Team in the International League called the Jersey City Giants. The Stadium itself was designed in a manner that appeared to be a combination of Wrigley Field and Ebbets Field. The Stadium had the same brick appearance of Wrigley Field with Ivy sprawling all along the outfield walls that were out of the field of play about 25 yards behind the outfield fences, so no player could run into the brick walls chasing a fly ball. The Stadium also was home to the Cincinnati Reds International League team that was formerly located in Cuba, known as the Havana Reds who fled Cuba after Fidel Castro's Communist Revolution.


Philip Matsikoudis, Tinton Falls, NJ -- May 28, 2016 20:54 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
I grew up in Jersey City and not only was I a spectator a numerous events but I also played Football in Roosevelt Stadium as a 13 year old for the Jersey City Recreation Football League in 1966 in two games, but later played for the St.Peters Peacocks, a college football team. The first team that inhabited Roosevelt Stadium was the New York Giants Triple A Team in the International League called the Jersey City Giants. The Stadium itself was designed in a manner that appeared to be a combination of Wrigley Field and Ebbets Field. The Stadium had the same brick appearance of Wrigley Field with Ivy sprawling all along the outfield walls that were out of the field of play about 25 yards behind the outfield fences, so no player could run into the brick walls chasing a fly ball. The Stadium also was home to the Cincinnati Reds International League team that was formerly located in Cuba, known as the Havana Reds who fled Cuba after Fidel Castro's Communist Revolution.


Philip Matsikoudis, Tinton Falls, NJ -- May 28, 2016 20:56 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
I grew up in Jersey City and not only was I a spectator a numerous events but I also played Football in Roosevelt Stadium as a 13 year old for the Jersey City Recreation Football League in 1966 in two games, but later played for the St.Peters Peacocks, a college football team. The first team that inhabited Roosevelt Stadium was the New York Giants Triple A Team in the International League called the Jersey City Giants. The Stadium itself was designed in a manner that appeared to be a combination of Wrigley Field and Ebbets Field. The Stadium had the same brick appearance of Wrigley Field with Ivy sprawling all along the outfield walls that were out of the field of play about 25 yards behind the outfield fences, so no player could run into the brick walls chasing a fly ball. The Stadium also was home to the Cincinnati Reds International League team that was formerly located in Cuba, known as the Havana Reds who fled Cuba after Fidel Castro's Communist Revolution. After relocating to NJ, they were called the Jersey City Jerseys as they didn't want to be called the Reds anymore.


Philip Matsikoudis, Tinton Falls, NJ -- May 28, 2016 22:30 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
I grew up in Jersey City and not only was I a spectator at numerous events but I also played Football in Roosevelt Stadium as a 13 year old for the Jersey City Recreation Football League in 1966 in two games; and later on in life I had the opportunity again as I played for the St.Peters Peacocks, a college football team. The first pro team that inhabited Roosevelt Stadium was the New York Giants Triple A Team in the International League called the Jersey City Giants. The Stadium itself was designed in a manner that appeared to be a combination of Wrigley Field and Ebbets Field. The Stadium had the same brick appearance of Wrigley Field with Ivy sprawling all along the outfield walls that were out of the field of play about 25 yards behind the outfield fences, so no player could run into the brick walls chasing a fly ball. The Stadium also was home to the Cincinnati Reds International League team that was formerly located in Cuba, known as the Havana Reds who fled Cuba after Fidel Castro's Communist Revolution. After relocating to NJ, they were called the Jersey City Jerseys as they didn't want to be called the Reds anymore.