[21] 2,000 bleachers were situated along the left field side, tickets were sold for a maximum of $1. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. The location of the park, which initially was criticized for not being developed, grew into a "bustling business district" which led to a lack of parking space. The location of Forbes Field is now the site of the University of Pittsburgh library and dorms. Emmanuel Forbes (13) ... Request Form Seating Charts/Parking Maps Davis Wade Stadium 3D Seating Chart Humphrey Coliseum 3D Seating Chart Dudy Noble Field 3D Seating Chart Gameday Information Clear Bag Policy Metal Detector Procedures StubHub: Buy/Sell Mississippi State Tickets Bulldog Club Join Now! He was emotional during the last game saying, "I spent half my life there. Pittsburgh native Billy Conn defended his light heavyweight title against Melio Bettina, whom he had beaten months earlier. [45][51] Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente played 15 seasons at Forbes Field. Not only was Forbes Field the home of the Pirates, but the Steelers for three decades, the Pitt Panthers (NCAA) from 1909 to 1924 and numerous other sporting and entertaining events. [3] The closeness of the right field line from 1925 onward was the only area that compromised Dreyfuss' original design concept. However, the owner decided on Forbes Field, in honor of General John Forbes, who captured Fort Duquesne from the French in 1758 and rebuilt a new "Fort Pitt" at the site. [89][90] The franchise's first game, against the New York Giants, was held on September 20, 1933,[91] at Forbes Field. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Four batting championships and 10 Gold Gloves by Roberto Clemente. -Demolished: July 1971. The Early Days of Mine Rescue", http://www.baseball-almanac.com/stadium/st_forbes.shtml, 360° panorama at the Forbes Field home plate in the University of Pittsburgh's Posvar Hall, 360° panorama at the remnant of the outfield wall of Forbes Field in Oakland, 360° panorama of the annual celebration of the 1960 World Series win at the wall remnant in Oakland, Multimedia presentation: Forbes Field– Exploring our grand (and long gone) ballpark, Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories, Frankford High School's Community Memorial Stadium, Municipal Stadium (Kansas City, Missouri), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Forbes_Field&oldid=982214486, Defunct baseball venues in the United States, Defunct college baseball venues in the United States, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks, Articles with dead external links from April 2012, Short description is different from Wikidata, Infobox mapframe without OSM relation ID on Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 6 October 2020, at 20:15. [68], In 1909, Forbes Field's opening season, the Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. On March 1, 1909 construction of one of the first steel and concrete ballparks began. After the Pirates left Forbes Field in 1970 for Three Rivers Stadium, it was torn down in 1971 to make way for an expansion of the University of Pittsburgh.