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Stadium streets renamed for athletes

Postby Ken Jennings » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:31 pm

Anyone? Bueller?
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34 Kirby Puckett Place

Postby djm » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:51 pm

The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is located at 34 Puckett Place. With the Twins building a new stadium, I'll be curious to find out the fate of Kirby's street.

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Postby Ray » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:53 pm

Crazylegs Lane, near Camp Randall in Madison, was named after Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch.

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Postby Ray » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:57 pm

For the Packer Fans, "Holmgren Way" is a street in near Lambeau Field. Named for Mike Holmgren, the street shares intersections with "Lombardi Ave." and "Brett Favre Pass". Brett Favre's Steakhouse is located on Brett Favre Pass.

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Postby bwouns » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:02 pm

There's a bridge crossing the Allegheny river in Pittsburgh that was renamed after Roberto Clemente.

Edit:

I checked Google maps to make sure that the bridge was near the stadium and noticed that there is also a Mazeroski Way near the Pirates stadium.
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Postby regoarrarr » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:05 pm

Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH


And not quite what you were asking, but Cincinnati also has Chuck Harmon Way

named for baseball player Chuck Harmon

and Ezzard Charles Dr

named for boxer Ezzard Charles
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Postby rmfromfla » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:12 pm

Hank Aaron Avenue next to Turner Field in Atlanta.


In Tampa, the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway (named for the Tampa Bay Bucs Hall of Famer).
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Postby jaclyn » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:24 pm

Going off of your initial question, which did not specify pro teams, nor did it specify athletes...

Here in Tuscaloosa, Bryant-Denny Stadium is, of course, on Paul Bryant Drive. This is one of the major east-west streets in the city (not just on campus), and it is called Bryant Drive the whole time.

The side street of the stadium is Wallace Wade Avenue. That is a short street, either completely or primarily on campus.
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Postby ElGuapo » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:25 pm

Don't forget Karl Malone Drive.

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Postby econgator » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:58 pm

Steinbrenner Drive runs right outside of Legends Field (home of the Tampa Yankees) and is adjacent to Raymond James Stadium.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located on George Halas Dr.
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Postby Zyada » Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:14 pm

Ameriquest field (nee the Ballpark at Arlington) is on Nolan Ryan Expressway. In the same area is Stadium Dr., Ballpark Way and Pennant Drive :roll:

Not really near the stadium where he made his name, but the section of I-30 between Dallas and Fort Worth has been renamed to Tom Landry Highway. The signs show his trademark hat:

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ETA: You could get a list of stadiums from wiki then use google maps to scan the nearby area. But you'd probably want to limit your search to a fairly narrow area around each stadium.
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Postby kellzzz » Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:16 pm

PETCO Park in San Diego is on Tony Gwynn Way; also, the baseball stadium at San Diego State is Tony Gwynn Stadium.
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Postby ArtVark » Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:24 pm

A portion of California Highway 56 in San Diego County is the Ted Williams Freeway.

Also, the I-90 to Logan Airport in Boston goes through the Ted Williams Tunnel.

There's got to be a trivia question here...
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Postby TheConfessor » Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:32 pm

Here's a long list of places named for baseball players. They're not all streets next to stadiums, but some are.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullp ... or_Players
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Larry Bird Boulevard

Postby dnbguy » Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:48 pm

The high school in French Lick, IN is now located on Larry Bird Boulevard.
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Streets

Postby st3v3k4hn » Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:07 pm

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Surely you're not forgetting Edgar Martinez Drive here in Seattle by Safeco field??
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chick hearn ct

Postby kgrp » Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:08 pm

i know this doesn't really count as an athlete, but after chick hearn passed they renamed the street next to the staples center after him. just thought that's the only contribution i can add
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Postby gameshowcongress » Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:25 pm

With the current craze, one might think that the street along the Pepsi Center in Denver called Chopper Circle was somehow connected to motorcycles, but it is actually named for longtime ABA and Nuggets trainer Chopper Travaglini.
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Postby pikeprof » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:39 pm

in kind of a bit of an overkill-packer fan though I am-the area outside of Lambeau Field has Holmgren Drive, Lombardi Way amd Brett Favre Pass
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Postby nonesuch » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:14 pm

There's a "Flutie Pass" in Natick, MA (Flutie's hometown, I think). That one always cracks me up.
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Postby econgator » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:19 pm

Zyada wrote:In the same area is ... Pennant Drive :roll:


Like the Rangers would know where that is .... ;)
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Postby Craig S. Cottingham » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:52 pm

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Postby kayrharris » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:28 pm

It's not a stadium street, but there is a Muhammad Ali Blvd as well as Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.
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Postby errhode » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:33 pm

Kirby Puckett Place is outside the Metrodome, yes, as is Carew Drive, named for Rod Carew. But before that, there was also Killebrew Drive, named for the Twins' greatest slugger of all time Harmon Killebrew, leading to the old Metropolitan Stadium... the location of which is now better known as the Mall of America (and Killebrew Drive is still how you get there). (Guess where my home town is...)

Yawkey Way outside Fenway in Boston is named for the former owners of the team, but that's not quite what you're looking for. Another owner-named road is Bob Hope Way in Cleveland, just a few blocks from Jacob's Field.

There's a Cochrane Street alongside Tiger Stadium, which is no longer where the Tigers play, but was named for Mickey Cochrane. Unless there was a Tiger named Montcalm that I don't know about, I don't think there's any such street outside of Comerica.

They've renamed the stretch of I-70 that goes by Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City the "George Brett Super Highway."

Also, I was just at Pete Rose Way in Cincinnati, but I see someone already covered that.
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St. Louis, MO has two

Postby IDisposable » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:13 pm

The street in front of Kiel^H^H^H^HSavvis^H^H^H^H^H^HScottrade Center (where the Blues pkay) is named Brett Hull Way.

I-70, in front of the Arch out to the Airport was named Mark McGuire Highway... hopefully someone stupid doesn't make steroids an issue and get it renamed...
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