Aerial of Forbes Field Drink Coaster 1960's - Pittsburgh, PA - 311
Forbes Field was a baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1909 to 1971. It was the third home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the first home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The stadium also served as the home football field for the University of Pittsburgh "Pitt" Panthers from 1909 to 1924. The stadium was named after British general John Forbes, who fought in the French and Indian War, and named the city in 1758.
The $1 million ($26.2 million today) project was initiated by Pittsburgh Pirates' owner Barney Dreyfuss, with the goal of replacing his franchise's then-current home, Exposition Park.
The stadium was made of concrete and steel (one of the first of its kind) in order to increase its lifespan. The Pirates opened Forbes Field on June 30, 1909 against Chicago Cubs, and would play the final game also against the Cubs on June 28, 1970.
Each drink coaster is handcrafted from natural 4” by 4” Turkish marble, triple-sealed for durability and is backed with cork to protect your furniture. Each stone is artfully distressed to showcase its uniqueness, so no two coasters are the same!
To clean: wipe with a damp cloth, these coasters are not dishwasher safe.
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