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Children's Track Competition, Downing Stadium


Description: Courtesy of New York City Parks Photo Archive, Neg. 61027. After opening in 1936 to host the American Olympic Track and Field Trials, the stadium was the scene of numerous events from college and professional athletics to children's sports… more.

Children's Track Competition, Downing Stadium

Courtesy of New York City Parks Photo Archive, Neg. 61027. After opening in 1936 to host the American Olympic Track and Field Trials, the stadium was the scene of numerous events from college and professional athletics to children's sports competitions. On April 23, 2005, a new state-of-the-art stadium opened on Randall's Island, named for financier and lead sponsor Carl Icahn.

Location: Randall's Island Park, Manhattan
Date: August 10, 1993
Photographer: Simon Benepe

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