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From BR Bullpen
CAPACITY: 9,500 (1901), 13,600 (1905)
HIGH SEASON ATTENDANCE: 625,581 (1907)
LOW SEASON ATTENDANCE: 206,329 (1901)
Columbia Park was located in the Brewerytown area of Philadelphia, PA and was three miles northwest of Independence Hall. The park was built of wood and had a single-decked, covered grandstand that formed a semicircle from first base to third base. Bleachers stretched along the foul lines, and a press box sat atop the grandstand roof. The park did not have dugouts, so players sat on benches on the sides of the field.
In 1902, the Athletics won the American League pennant and drew large crowds to Columbia Park. The following year, the Philadelphia Phillies finished their season here after some stands in their stadium, Baker Bowl, collapsed. On October 9, 1905, almost 18,000 fans showed up here for a World Series game, but the Athletics lost the series in five games. After the 1908 season, the Athletics left Columbia Park for new Shibe Park, and the park's sod was transplanted to the team's new home.