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I’ve never heard to it referred to as Cell Park. It has been referred to as The Cell since just after it was built, and even though the field is now sponsored by Guaranteed Rate Mortgages, it is sometimes referred to as The Rate, but more often than not, it’ll be called The Cell forever.
I believe this was the last of the big, boring stadiums built before Camden Yards had a huge impact on ballpark design.
Cool Sox fans call it the G-Spot now.
It’s a nice park. I wouldn’t call it “boring” exactly – what it lacks in flair and style it more than makes up for in terms of food, beer, and general fan-experience (despite the team stinking right now).
I think it’s amazing how the old ball parks and stadiums stood for nearly 100 years with the same name for all that time. Then their replacements are built by corporations and the names change every few years. SMH
I thought I heard somewhere that they moved the sod over from the old stadium into the new stadium. Pretty sure I saw it in an interview with the head groundskeeper. But this picture shows both fields looking ready to go. So now I’m confused, unless they moved the old sod to the new stadium and put new sod in the old stadium?
Edit: Ok never mind. He says he brought the clay over. Here’s the interview and the relevant part is about 3 minutes in: https://youtu.be/PhPpauBGbFE