Orlando’s Historic Tinker Field is Worth Saving

TinkerField 19030s via Wikipedia

On January 28, 2014, during the groundbreaking of the rebuild for the new Citrus Bowl it was announced that Tinker Field will be destroyed.

Big baseball players have been here, Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson also the stadium also played host to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964.

Feeling inspired by this A truly historic place you really need to read “Why Tinker Field Is Worth Saving”.

TinkerField 19030s via Wikipedia

TinkerField 19030s via Wikipedia

Named after Joe Tinker (Read more)

Orlando Retro blog reports: 

Outside baseball, Tinker Field has been the scene of many community and entertainment events:

  • 1928: an athletic charity event to benefit an African-American hospital
  • 1935: 10,000 attended a barbecue honoring Florida Governor David Sholtz
  • 1935: The Orlando Festival included 20 Central and South American countries participating in elaborate pageants for “the entertainment of Winter visitors”.
  • Over the years, concerts from Marilyn Manson to the Beach Boys.
  • 2011-2013: The venue for Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando, an electronic music festival.

Orlando Retro 

Orlando Citrus Bowl Kickoff Reconstruction Details on #NewCitrusBowl

http://centralfloridatop5.com/2014/01/29/orlando-citrus-bowl-kickoff-reconstruction-details-on-newcitrusbowl/

“Orlando will demolish historic Tinker Field and rebuild it next door”Orlando Sentinel reports. Story here.