Today in Tribe History: November 3, 1928

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Voters in Cleveland approve a bond issue to build a giant municipal stadium near the lakefront to attract events for the 1932 Olympics. Some historians dispute this claim, saying that the sole purpose was to spruce up downtown activity and serve as home to the football Browns and baseball Indians, regardless Cleveland lost their bid for the olympics. The stadium opened on July 1, 1931 and would be home to the Indians and Browns until 1995. Many historic events have taken place in the stadium including a World Heavyweight Championship boxing match between Max Schmeling and Young Stribling, Ted Williams hit 500th career home run and several rock concerts from legendary acts like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd.


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