American League declares Seattle's Sicks' Stadium inadequate on June 6, 1969.

  • By Alan J. Stein
  • Posted 6/04/1999
  • Essay 1241
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On June 6, 1969, an American League inspector declares Sicks' Stadium, located along Rainier Avenue in the Central District, to be "inadequate," threatening the Seattle Pilots' baseball franchise.

The Pilots' owners eventually led the effort to build a new, domed stadium near downtown Seattle. But, by the time the Kingdome was built, the Pilots had already left Seattle and become the Milwaukee Brewers.

Sources: Walt Crowley, Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 270.

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