Sports Temples of Boston: Images of Historic Ballparks, Arenas, and Statiums 1872-1972

The Boston Public Library has assembled images of the greatest sports battlegrounds in Boston. These images span 100 years from 1872 through 1972. These "Sports Temples" are buildings with rich histories and have become consecrated ground in the history of sports in Boston. Some are world famous, others all but forgotten; some are still standing and some have been demolished. But they all, at one time, echoed with the roar of the crowd and bore mute witness to the feats of generations of athletes.

There are fifteen facilities represented in this online exhibit. Explore the images below for a short history of each Sports Temple. You may search through the images, read more information about this site, or purchase reproduction prints by following the links in the left sidebar.

Sports Temples of Boston: Images of Historic Ballparks, Arenas and Stadiums, 1872-1972
has been made possible through a Library Services and Technology Act grant
administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.