Manning Bowl (demolished) – Lynn MA

Description

The former 17,000-seat Manning Bowl was constructed by the federal Works Progress Administration between 1936 and 1938. The facility was demolished in 2004.

WPA Bulletin, 1937: “At 10 o’clock Thanksgiving Day morning football teams of the Lynn Classical and Lynn English High Schools will be the first to use the huge Lynn WPA Municipal Stadium now under construction. The stadium will not be finished at that time, so the game must be considered as a pre-dication event. We recommend the contest to all who can possibly attend. In addition to seeing how far work has progressed on this splendid recreational site you will have more than your share of thrills watching these traditional rivals give fight for their respective schools. The stands on one side are finished, as are low stands at one end of the field. Several sections of the unfinished section of the other side of the field will be ready for spectators and with portable bleachers which will be set at the open end of the field about 15,000 spectators will be accommodated. When completed the Stadium will be, according to officials, the finest city stadium in the East.”

Source notes

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/09/26/gameover_wrecking_ball_nears_lynn_relic/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manning_Bowl

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Nov. 1, 1937 (pg. 2-3).
http://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 14, 2014.

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Location Info


76 Locust St.
Lynn, MA 01904

Coordinates: 42.475053, -70.954762

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