The stadium was first home to a multitude of all-black sports teams since at the time blacks weren't allowed on white teams. Football, baseball, auto-racing, concerts... you name it, and it was here. It's kind of hard to imagine in our society today that... sixty-something years ago, blacks didn't play alongside whites in major and minor league sports.
The stadium hasn't been used much since 1997 and the amount of vandalism is rather embarrassing for a place that has had some much history pass through it. I took only a few pictures since we were strapped for time and we plan on coming back real soon!
To learn more about this place, and the movement to preserve it, please visit the Friends of Hinchcliffe Stadium at: http://www.hinchliffestadium.org/index.php
Hooper: Ah. Just like I thought... He came up with the Gulf Stream - from southern waters.
[he pulls a Louisiana license plate from the shark. Brody examines it]
Brody: He didn't eat a car, did he?
Hooper: Naw, a tiger shark's like a garbage can, it'll eat anything. Someone probably threw that in a river.