Sunday, May 29, 2011
El Gran Stadium de la Habana was built in 1946 at a cost of $2 million
Aerial photo of El Gran Stadium de la Habana, part of a lot that was up for auction at Mears Monthly Auction in Novemeber, 2010.
According to La Leyenda Del Beisbol Cubano, El Gran Stadium was built by the Compañia Operadora de Stadium, S.A., in 1946 at a cost of 2 million Cuban pesos, the equivalent of $2 million U.S. dollars at the time.
In the stadium's inaugural game on Oct. 26, 1946 an estimated crowd of more than 31,000 fans watched Almendares defeat Cienfuegos 9-1.