All Sports Stadium

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All Sports Stadium
Location Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Operator Oklahoma State Fair Park
Capacity 15000
Surface Natural grass
Construction
Opened 1961
Closed 1997
Demolished 2005
Tenants
Oklahoma City 89ers (1962-1997)

All Sports Stadium was a stadium located at the State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It had a capacity of 15,000 people and opened in 1961.

While it was primarily used for baseball and was the home of Oklahoma City 89ers, it was also a popular outdoor concert venue in Oklahoma City. The 89ers baseball team was renamed to Oklahoma RedHawks and moved to AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in 1998. The stadium also hosted various college baseball events, such as Bedlam Baseball between the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University and the Big Eight Conference Baseball Tournament for more than twenty years.[1]

The stadium was closed in 1997 and demolished in 2005.[2]

Concert Venue[edit]

A popular concert venue dating back to the 1970s, All Sports Stadium hosted a number of bands and musical festivals over the years. Here is a compilation of music events that occurred at the stadium over the years:

1984

July 12 - Beach Boys[3]

1985

June 25 - Beach Boys[4]

August 13 - Jimmy Buffett[5]

1986

June 9 - Beach Boys[6]

1991

May 12 - Beach Boys[7]

1998

July 1 - Lilith Fair, with Sarah McLachlan,[8] Natalie Merchant[9] and Sinéad O'Connor[10]

July 15 - The Smashing Pumpkins[11] September 6 - Seven Mary Three[12]

1999

May 29 - Sammy Hagar and the Wabos[13]

August 22 - Mötley Crüe, with opening acts Scorpions and Laidlaw[14]

2000

June 2 - Stone Temple Pilots[15]

July 7 - Poison, Cinderella, Dokken and Slaughter[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=12933&page=1
  2. ^ O’Reilly, Charles (2005-08-01). "All Sports Stadium, Oklahoma City, Okla.". Retrieved 2007-02-27. 
  3. ^ http://esquarterly.com/bellagio/gigs84.html
  4. ^ http://esquarterly.com/bellagio/gigs85.html
  5. ^ http://www.angelfire.com/rock3/deliverin/Schmit/TimConcerts.htm
  6. ^ http://esquarterly.com/bellagio/gigs86.html
  7. ^ http://esquarterly.com/bellagio/gigs91.html
  8. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/sarah-mclachlan/1998/all-sports-stadium-oklahoma-city-ok-43d56b2f.html
  9. ^ http://www.nyx.net/~jhiguchi/natalie.html
  10. ^ http://www.sinead-oconnor.com/m/discography/concertdates.htm
  11. ^ http://blamo.org/fanreviews/527.html
  12. ^ http://www.my-mistake.net/7m3/tour/tourhistory.htm
  13. ^ http://www.redrocker.com/events/1999-05-29/all-sports-stadium
  14. ^ http://www.ionokmag.com/entertainment/motley-crue/
  15. ^ http://www.belowempty.com/concerts.php?s=date&id=525
  16. ^ http://www27.brinkster.com/poisonfanclub/tourdates.asp

Coordinates: 35°28′34″N 97°34′36″W / 35.47615°N 97.57679°W / 35.47615; -97.57679