Historic Shulthis Stadium Slated for Demolition

Independence KansasThe board of education in Independence (KS) agreed this week to move forward with a plan to tear down and replace what remains of Shulthis Stadium at Riverside Park, despite opposition from preservationists.  Opening in 1918, Shulthis was site of the first night game in organized baseball on April 28, 1930.  Baseball great Mickey Mantle also played at Shulthis in 1949 as a member of the Independence Yankees.  Read more here.  View photos and renovation renderings here.

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