Forbes Field
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Year Opened
1909

Current Team
None

Affiliate
N/A

League
N/A

Capacity
35,000

My Grades
Stadium NG Atmosphere NG Concessions NG

Photos taken in 2001
Forbes Field was home to the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1909 until 1970 when they moved into ugly Three Rivers Stadium. I never saw Forbes Field, but from all the pictures I've seen, it looked like a true classic. The above photos depict what remains of the ballpark. A rather large segment of the outfield wall still stands on the University of Pittsburgh campus along with the original flag pole. Home plate is on display inside one of the university buildings. Supposedly it is situated several feet from its original spot, otherwise it would be in a ladies bathroom. While you can't get any sense for what the ballpark was like, you can get a sense for the setting - which must have been great. Certainly worth checking out if you are in Pittsburgh.
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