Reading Municipal Memorial Stadium

Municipal Stadium hosted it’s first baseball game in 1951.

Municipal Stadium - 1950s

On March 28, 1945, Reading City Council voted unanimously to purchase 27 acres of ground known as Cathedral Heights at a cost of $64,491 for the purpose of building a municipal stadium. In 1947 the grading of the land began and by 1949 the initial stages

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George Field

George Field is located at 1801 North 5t Street. I cannot find an exact date for when this stadium was built, but the front gates say, “Class of 1914”. One can assume it was around then. For football games It was replaced by the newer stadium right behind the school for  in 1938. Though it … Read the rest

On this Day – August 17th, 1976

Above the fold in the August 17th, 1976 Reading Eagle

Reading Eagle front page 1976

Local girl is crowned bowling champion..

local girl bowling champ 1976

Issues arise with city development…

Issues arise with city development

Kutztown Fair kicks off…

Kutztown Fair 1976Kutztown Fair 1976

Microwaving…the next big thing?

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On this Day… July 25th, 1991

Above the fold in the July 25th, 1991 Reading Eagle…

Wild storms cause destruction throughout the county…

Scenic River Days gears up for five nights of entertainment at Riverfront Park…

Phones of the early 90s…

 

 

The local Wrestling scene heats up…

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Berks County Hockey Complex

Opened in as Western Berks Street Hockey in the fall of 1977 and went through several changes in name and ownership, Closed in 2005 as Berks County Hockey Complex. This little floor hockey arena hosted many local games over the decades. Located on Krick lane across from the Sinking Spring Drive-In (pictured in background of … Read the rest