Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City was a significant structure in the history of New Jersey and the racial integration of baseball. The stadium was named for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
The building was also significant for its association with important events in the history of baseball. It was here that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier by being the first black ball player to play in the minor leagues. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, is the association of the stadium with numerous civic events that collectively helped to create and maintain a sense of place, culture, and society for the people of New Jersey.
Jersey City’s City Council voted to demolish the stadium in 1982, and it was demolished in 1985. These pictures show the ruins of Roosevelt Field before it was destroyed.