Talk about multipurpose. The Kingdome in Seattle took economy to a new level, serving as the home of the city’s baseball, football, basketball and soccer teams as well as hosting various other sports and entertainment events. The Mariners started using the stadium in 1977, and it was falling ceiling tiles before a Mariners game in 1994 that contributed to the growing discontent with the stadium, which had already lost the SuperSonics in 1985. With the various teams not saving too much money by bunking together, they each pursued their own home, and the Kingdome was demolished in 2000, with the Seahawks’ new CenturyLink Field now resting on its former site. (The SuperSonics move, of course, ultimately led to that team’s demise.) The Kingdome definitely had its quirks, some of the biggest being that it wasn’t built, per say, to watch baseball, and some fans couldn’t see parts of the field. This is kitschiest entry to the list, but still historic.
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