110 years ago on April 14th, 1911
A devastating fire sweeps through Polo Grounds stadium
The fire at the Upper Manhattan stadium destroyed the wooden structure and left only the steel support structure intact. During reconstruction, the New York Giants moved to nearby Hilltop Park, then the home of the Yankees. Rebuilding efforts allowed a new Polo Grounds to reopen just three months later, now constructed with concrete and steel. Two years later, the Yankees would then use the Polo Grounds while the first Yankee Stadium was being constructed nearby in the Bronx. The fourth iteration of the Polo Grounds stadium would stand until 1964 when the city acquired the land under eminent domain and constructed the Polo Grounds NYCHA houses there.