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Estadio Hiram Bithorn & Coliseo Roberto Clemente (C-05-08-01, P309974, P-224)

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Ultra scarce jumbo!


C-05-08-01, P309974, P-224

ROBERTO CLEMENTE COLISEUM: The Roberto Clemente Coliseum (or Coliseo Roberto Clemente in Spanish) is a sporting events and concert arena in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was, for many years, Puerto Rico's largest event facility, and it continues being one of the largest.

The Coliseum is named after baseball hall of famer Roberto Clemente, who died in a plane crash off Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Carolina in 1972, while flying with relief articles to be given to victims of the Nicaragua earthquake. Construction of the facility began in the early 1970s, it was finished in January 1973, and inaugurated in February of that year by the Fania All Stars. The coliseum has been host to a variety of events, including world championship boxing and basketball, business expos, circus, concerts and other things.

HIRAM BITHORN STADIUM: The Hiram Bithorn Stadium (Estadio Hiram Bithorn in Spanish) is a baseball stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, operated by the municipal government of the city of San Juan. Its name honors the first Puerto Rican to play in the major leagues, Hiram Bithorn, who first played with the Chicago Cubs in 1942. Built in 1962 under the mayoral administration of Felisa Rincón de Gautier, replacing Sixto Escobar Stadium the stadium was home to the Santurce Crabbers and the San Juan Senators of the Puerto Rico Baseball League.

The stadium hosted Major League Baseball's Opening Day Game in 2001, in which the Toronto Blue Jays faced the Texas Rangers in an American League match-up. The Montreal Expos played 22 "home" games in each season as a result of poor attendance at their home Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Prior to Major League Baseball's announcement of the Montreal Expos move to Washington, Puerto Rico and San Juan made an effort to lure the Expos franchise to the island territory permanently.

Unused (w/small nicks on upper center and lower left) 5 3/4" x 6 1/4" jumbo size chrome postcard.

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C-05-08-01, P309974, P-224
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