Milwaukee County Stadium

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Milwaukee WI, United States

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Milwaukee County Stadium (or just County Stadium in context) was a ballpark in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1953 to 2000. It was primarily used as a baseball stadium for the Milwaukee Braves and Brewers, but was also used for football games, ice skating, religious services, concerts and other large events. It was replaced by Miller Park.

County Stadium was also a popular home for concerts throughout its history. Bob Hope performed for fans during a Braves doubleheader in 1960.

County Stadium also hosted the Kool Jazz Festival every year from 1976 through 1980.

In 1975, the Rolling Stones played a concert with the Eagles and Rufus. Following the concert, the Brewers complained that the fans destroyed the field. The damage was, in fact, less than that incurred during Green Bay Packers football games.

Also in 1975, Pink Floyd performed at County Stadium. An urban legend has sprung up around this show - according to legend, the dark and brooding clouds parted and revealed a brilliant moon just as the band was launching into the line “I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.” (Eyewitnesses can confirm that this actually happened, after the show had been interrupted several times by rain.) Pink Floyd returned to County Stadium in 1977, drawing an estimated 60,000. For a third and final time, the band returned on 30 September 1987 on the “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” Tour.

In 1978, the Grand Slam Jam brought in Heart, Journey, Cheap Trick, and Ted Nugent.

1981 saw the World Series of Rock make an appearance, starring REO Speedwagon.

Paul McCartney played to sellout crowds in 1993, as did Billy Joel and Elton John during their “Piano Men” tour in 1994.

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Address
201 S. 46th St.
Milwaukee WI 53208
United States
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Thursday 11 August 1994
Elton John and Billy Joel "Piano Men" Tour
Elton John, Billy JoelConcert
Milwaukee County Stadium
Milwaukee WI, United States
43.020416 -87.971523

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Wednesday 2 June 1993
Paul McCartneyConcert Milwaukee County Stadium
Milwaukee WI, United States
43.020416 -87.971523
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Wednesday 15 June 1977
Pink FloydConcert Milwaukee County Stadium
Milwaukee WI, United States
43.020416 -87.971523

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Sunday 22 June 1975
Pink FloydConcert Milwaukee County Stadium
Milwaukee WI, United States
43.020416 -87.971523

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Sunday 21 July 1974
Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungConcert Milwaukee County Stadium
Milwaukee WI, United States
43.020416 -87.971523

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