Osborne Stadium

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Osborne Stadium
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
Capacity 7,800 (football)
5,000 (baseball)
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1932
Opened 1932
Closed 1952
Demolished 1956
Tenants
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) (1935-1952)
Winnipeg Reo Rods (baseball)

Osborne Stadium opened on May 19, 1932.[1] It was best known as the home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1935 until 1952. The stadium was modified to accommodate baseball in 1935, and became home to minor league baseball's Winnipeg Reo Rods, in addition to teams in various other local and regional baseball circuits.

Located in a residential neighbourhood, the construction of Osborne Stadium required removal of existing houses in the area called West Broadway. It was located just west of the Manitoba Legislative Building (where the Great-West Life building currently stands) and was eventually enlarged to hold 7,800 fans. The stadium was named for the street it fronted, Osborne Street North. The Bombers moved to Winnipeg Stadium (later renamed Canad Inns Stadium) for the 1953 season and Osborne Stadium was later demolished.

References[edit]

  • A Winnipeg album: glimpses of the way we were, John David Hamilton and Bonnie Dickie, p102

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Coordinates: 49°53′01″N 97°09′00″W / 49.8835057°N 97.1500182°W / 49.8835057; -97.1500182