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theGarnetWay
South Carolina Fan
Washington, D.C.
Member since Mar 2010
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So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
After 92 years it looks like the ole girl is finally being torn down. She may have been an eyesore, but the best eyesore in town.


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Baseball greats Frank Robinson and Ted Kluszewski spent their early days playing for the Columbia Reds at Capital City Stadium. Over the years, visiting players and future stars who played on the field included Chipper Jones and Tom Glavine of the Atlanta Braves and Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees. Last month, Rivera became the first player ever unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Long before he tallied his historic 755th home run, a young Hank Aaron stepped into Capital City Stadium as a second baseman for the Jacksonville Braves in his final minor league game.


A nice little then and now video below:

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Also, the Capital City Bombers - Great name, historical significance, and logo.

Image: http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/45/5187/full/4038_capital_city__bombers_-primary-1993.png

This post was edited on 6/19 at 10:17 am


GetCocky11
South Carolina Fan
Arlen, TX
Member since Oct 2012
36612 posts

re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
That place has been set to be demolished for years now. A few months ago, they said it was about to be demolished. I'll believe it when I see the wrecking ball.


SOSFAN
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Blythewood
Member since Jun 2018
3612 posts

re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
Wal mart, at one time, was going to build there but didn't after the community cried out about another walmart. Loss of jobs and tax revenue for last few years due to complaints.


GetCocky11
South Carolina Fan
Arlen, TX
Member since Oct 2012
36612 posts

re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
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Loss of jobs and tax revenue for last few years due to complaints.



Anything major that is built there will have a negative effect on water flow in the area.


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theGarnetWay
South Carolina Fan
Washington, D.C.
Member since Mar 2010
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re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
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Wal mart, at one time, was going to build there but didn't after the community cried out about another walmart. Loss of jobs and tax revenue for last few years due to complaints.




While true, there are other ways to get those jobs and revenue without replacing one eyesore with another eyesore that Wal Mart would have been.


SOSFAN
South Carolina Fan
Blythewood
Member since Jun 2018
3612 posts

re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
And yet no other way was used. So that eyesore of a stadium remained without the jobs and tax revenue.


theGarnetWay
South Carolina Fan
Washington, D.C.
Member since Mar 2010
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re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
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And yet no other way was used. So that eyesore of a stadium remained without the jobs and tax revenue.


Until now.

I'm okay with letting a 92 year old stadium sit there while the city and the community decides to do what's best and not just give it up to the fastest bidder.


SOSFAN
South Carolina Fan
Blythewood
Member since Jun 2018
3612 posts

re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
You do have a valid point.


CarolinaGamecock99
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re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
It’s about fricking time


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theGarnetWay
South Carolina Fan
Washington, D.C.
Member since Mar 2010
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re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
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You do have a valid point.


Thanks. Be sure to write in tGW in all your ballots in 2020.


SOSFAN
South Carolina Fan
Blythewood
Member since Jun 2018
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re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
I thought that was a given.


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SCLibertarian
South Carolina Fan
Conway, South Carolina
Member since Aug 2013
16743 posts

re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
I saw a Tennessee fan get his arse beat there at the Hootie & the Blowfish and Edwin McCain free concert back in 2004 on the Friday night before our game. Good times lol.


I Bleed Garnet
South Carolina Fan
TriBeCa
Member since Jul 2011
30798 posts

re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
We used to go to Blowfish games and get wrecked
Most of my buddies who majored in SPTE worked for them in the summer



scrooster
LSU Fan
Resident Ethicist
Member since Jul 2012
32751 posts

re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
I can remember going to games there in the 70s and 80s for sure .... not sure that I remember going to any in the 60s for some reason. I must have but I just can't remember it or any details of it.


I Bleed Garnet
South Carolina Fan
TriBeCa
Member since Jul 2011
30798 posts

re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
I stayed in Columbia one summer and did summer classes.
Think Thursday nights were $5 natty light pitchers


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UpstateCock2007
South Carolina Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Mar 2009
7567 posts

re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
I was at that concert too. Darius ended up at Bar None afterwards and two of my hammered friends played shuffle board with him and had no clue who he was.


theGarnetWay
South Carolina Fan
Washington, D.C.
Member since Mar 2010
20403 posts

re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
Did he buy out the bar that night? That story sounds familiar.


UpstateCock2007
South Carolina Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Mar 2009
7567 posts

re: So, no more Capital City Stadium huh?
I’m pretty sure he bought drinks for everyone. My buddies got a pic with him after they were told who he was. Hearing them tell the story still cracks me up.


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