May 3, 2012

Past Venue: Red Wing Stadium

Rochester, NY
aka Silver Stadium

Year opened: 1929
Capacity: 11,502, down from 15,000 at opening

Red Wing Stadium, 1929-68
Silver Stadium, 1968-97

Pro football tenants:
Rochester Braves (AFL), 1936
Rochester Tigers (AFL), 1936-37

Postseason games hosted:

Other tenants of note:
Rochester Red Wings (minor league baseball), 1929-96
New York Black Yankees (baseball Negro leagues), 1948

Notes: AFL Braves started 1936 season in Syracuse, moved to Rochester at midseason, but lasted for just one home game. AFL Tigers relocated from Brooklyn shortly thereafter. Venue originally constructed by baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals for their Triple A minor league affiliate. When team and stadium were put up for sale by the Cardinals, they were purchased by Rochester Community Baseball, Inc. in 1956. Renamed for Morrie Silver in 1968, who spearheaded the effort to purchase the franchise and ballpark from the Cardinals.

Fate: Demolished in 1997-98 and replaced by an industrial and office park.