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Polo Grounds

Polo Grounds is best known as a baseball stadium in New York City, but various auto racing events were held there on wood, dirt and paved tracks.

New: 2007-10-21

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Track Facts

Elevation: 10 feet Latitude: 40.82916 Longitude: -73.93726 Time zone: EST/EDT (-0500/-0400)

Historical Note

The warning track of the ball field was used as a 1/4 mile dirt oval around 1940 to 1942. A 1/5 mile wood oval was used on June 5th & 8th, 1948. A 1/4 mile paved oval operated from August 28th, 1958 through September 12th, 1959, during the period between the departure of the Giants and the two seasons the Mets played here.


Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 502. Order from National Speedway Directory

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Track: Polo Grounds W 155th Street New York, NY 10039

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