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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 433: Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park

The Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park has been THE event location for over a hundred years. After our June hiatus, Nicole and Michael return to tell the origin story and the major events that continue to be held there to this day. Anyone heard of Outside Lands?
- Jul 3, 2021

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 433: Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park Outside Lands Podcast Episode 433: Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park

(above) Golden Gate Park, circa 1910

View northwest across the Stadium and Polo Fields, crowds lined up along inner racetrack waiting for unknown event. A photographer setting up in the foreground. Golden Gate Park Stadium was proposed in 1904, delayed construction because of the 1906 earthquake and fire. Opened on July 4, 1906. It was envisioned as a multi-use stadium, but popularly called the Polo Field because that sport was played intermittently from the 1920s to 1960s.(JF)

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