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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.[citation needed]

Osborne Stadium
LocationWinnipeg, Manitoba
Capacity7,800 (football)
5,000 (baseball)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1932
Opened1932
Closed1952
Demolished1956
Tenants
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) (1935-1952)
Winnipeg Reo Rods (baseball)

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.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The first time Satchel Paige pitched in Winnipeg". Winnipeg Free Press. 2015-08-04. Retrieved 2019-11-14.

Hamilton, John David; Dickie, Bonnie (1998). A Winnipeg Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were. p. 102. ISBN 978-0888822048

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