- Though the Polo Grounds stadium in Harlem--originally opened in 1876 for the sport of polo, as the name suggests--as demolished in 1964, it has more of an enduring legacy than other New York sports venues-gone-by, such as the legendary Ebbetts Field in Brooklyn. Home to the New York Giants baseball team (now the San Francisco Giants) for 70 years, the Polo Grounds was later used by the Mets before the completion of Shea Stadium in the early 1960s. Now, a public housing project on the site includes the Rucker Park Court, where college and NBA basketball stars have been known to grab pick-up games.
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