Knights of Columbus Stadium

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Knights of Columbus Stadium was a football stadium located in East Orange, New Jersey, along Main Street. The stadium was used by the Orange Tornadoes of the National Football League in 1929. However the Tornadoes first moved into the stadium in 1926, when they were still called the Orange Athletic Club. The Tornadoes briefly moved to Newark, New Jersey in 1930. However after a disastrous season, the team moved back to Orange and played independently, at the stadium from 1931 until 1935. The team also played at Knights of Columbus Stadium in 1936, as a member of American Association.

The largest crowd in 1929 was 9,000 people who attended the season opener on September 29. The smallest crowd of the season was 1,500 people on November 17. Former Orange player, Ernest Cuneo once wrote that the attendance mainly ran in the range between 2,500 to 3,000 fans at Knights of Columbus Field, which was even low for a Depression year.

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Preceded by
East Orange Stadium
Home of the Orange A.C.- Orange/Newark Tornadoes
1926 – 1929
Succeeded by
Newark Schools Stadium
Preceded by
Newark Velodrome
Home of the Orange A.C.- Orange/Newark Tornadoes
1931 – 1936
Succeeded by
Newark Schools Stadium