Atlantic City Armory

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Atlantic City Armory is an armory at 1008 Absecon Boulevard in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[1][2]

For the 1944 season the New York Yankees held spring training in Atlantic City. They made the 300-room Senator Hotel their headquarters, trained indoors at the armory and played at Bader Field.[3][4]

In 2009 it was announced that the armory would be renovated and transformed in a youth recreation center. The $2.9 million in funding for the project was provided by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety and the Community Redevelopment Agency.[5][6] Renovations included the conversion of the drill floor to an indoor track and soccer field. Adjoining spaces were used for offices, classrooms, and locker rooms.

Morris Guard Armory[edit]

There is another earlier armory in the city from an earlier era. Formed in 1887 as a military and social club, the Morris Guards were named after Colonel Daniel Morris, a Civil War veteran and wealthy businessman who donated funds to build the armory building on New York Avenue between Atlantic and Pacific Avenues. For many years, before the construction of the Convention Center, the armory was the entertainment center of the city.[7][8][9][10][11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ NJNG Facility Directory
  2. ^ Gaines, Seth (March 22, 2009). "Atlantic City Armory". flickr.com. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ Gietschier, Steve (1994-03-21). "It happens every spring". The Sporting News. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  4. ^ "Atlantic City Armory New Camps for Yanks", The Evening Independent, November 18, 1943, retrieved 2011-09-17 
  5. ^ "State Will Renovate Atlantic City Armory to Create Youth Center National Guard, CRDA and Office of the Attorney General team for $2.9 million project" (Press release). State of New Jersey Office of The Attorney General. October 22, 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  6. ^ Campbell, Eric Scott (October 23, 2009), "State converting Atlantic City armory to indoor sports complex", The Press of Atlantic City, retrieved 2011-09-17 
  7. ^ "Morris Guard Armory". Historical Office Sale Listing - Morris Guard Armory. loopnet.com. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  8. ^ "Called To Duty: Recollections of Atlantic County Veterans". aclink.org. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  9. ^ Sxhwartz, David (July 2010). "Honor Guard". Vol. 7, No. 7, July 2010, AC History. Atlantic City Connection. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  10. ^ Schwartz, David (July 2010). "Honor Guard". University of Las Vegas. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  11. ^ Gaines, Seth (March 22, 2009). "Morris Guards Atlantic City, NJ2". flickr.com. 

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