Tenant: Houston Colt .45's (Astros; NL)
Last Colt .45's game: 1964
Current status: Dismantled in the 1970s and moved to Gomez Palacio in Mexico where it became home to a Mexican League baseball team.
Capacity: 32,601 (1962); 33,010 (1964).
Owner: Harris County
Cost: $2 million
Houston Astros tickets:
Location: In what is now the north parking lot of the Astrodome. Left field (N), Old Spanish Trail; third base (W), Kirby Drive; first base (S), South Loop Freeway/Interstate 610; right field (E), Fannin Street.
Dimensions: Foul lines: 360 ft.; power alleys: 395 ft.; center field: 420 ft.; deepest corners in center field just left and right of straightaway center: 427 ft.; backstop: 60 ft.
Fences: Left and right field: 8 ft.; center field screen: 30 ft.
Recommended Reading (bibliography):
- A Six-Gun Salute: An Illustrated History of the Houston Colt .45S, 1962-1964 by Robert Reed and Rusty Staub.
- The Houston Astrodome by Craig A. Doherty, Katherine M. Doherty and Nicole Bowman.
- Take Me Out to the Ballpark: An Illustrated Tour of Baseball Parks Past and Present by Josh Leventhal and Jessica Macmurray.
- The Ballpark Book: A Journey Through the Fields of Baseball Magic (Revised Edition) by Ron Smith and Kevin Belford.
- City Baseball Magic: Plain Talk and Uncommon Sense about Cities and Baseball Parks by Philip Bess.
- Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark by Michael Gershman.
- Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All 273 Major League and Negro League Ballparks by Philip J. Lowry.
- Lost Ballparks: A Celebration of Baseball's Legendary Fields by Lawrence S. Ritter.
- Roadside Baseball: A Guide to Baseball Shrines Across America by Chris Epting.
- The Story of America's Classic Ballparks (VHS).
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Aerial view of Colt Stadium courtesy of the Franklin Digital Collection.
View inside Colt Stadium courtesy of Robert Reed.
Updated February 2002
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