The Giants left New York for San Francisco in 1957. They needed a place to play. The only place available for them to occupy during construction of a new ballpark? Seals Stadium, which was built in 1931 for the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and whose tenants included the PCL’s Seals and Missions; it was a marvelous structure that we wish still existed.
Seals Stadium had a capacity of around 20,000 seats, which was great for a PCL club, but that didn’t stop the citizens of San Francisco from going baseball mad! A larger ballpark would be needed in order to facilitate their new passion. Major League Baseball.
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