Updated: Dec 18, 2019
December 17, 1995
The final event is held at Cleveland Stadium, a 26-10 Browns win over Cincinnati.
Construction of the spacious stadium took one year and one week, with it opening to a championship boxing match in 1931.
A few baseball notes in between:
*Baseball's Indians played there for the first time in 1932, becoming the second team under that name to call Cleveland Stadium home (the NFL's Indians played two games there in 1931.)
*The first baseball game hosted more than 80,000 fans, a record at the time!
*The Indians split time between Cleveland Stadium and League Park through 1946.
*Joe DiMaggio's 56th consecutive game with a hit was at League Park. DiMaggio lost his streak the next night (July 17, 1941) at Cleveland Stadium.
*Ted Williams' 500th career home run was the difference in a 3-1 Boston win on June 17, 1960 at Cleveland Stadium.
*Cleveland Stadium hosted four All-Star Games: 1935, 1954, 1963 and 1981. The four Midsummer Classics tie the first Yankee Stadium for most at any venue.
*The three most-attended All-Star Games were held there, led by 1981 (72,086.)
*The Indians played at Municipal Stadium through 1993.
*Photo by Paul M. Walsh/found on Wikimedia.org