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Did Rice University own the Yankee Stadium?

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Absolutely. From the Wikipedia article on Yankee Stadium "In 1962, Rice University Alumnus John Cox '27 gave Yankee Stadium to Rice University. In 1971, the city of New York forced (via eminent domain) Rice to sell the stadium for a mere $2.5 million. read more

From the Wikipedia article on Yankee Stadium "In 1962, Rice University Alumnus John Cox '27 gave Yankee Stadium to Rice University. In 1971, the city of New York forced (via eminent domain) Rice to sell the stadium for a mere $2.5 million. read more

Actually, Rice was in an unlikely partnership with the Knights of Columbus in that regard, because, while the Institute owned the stadium itself, the Knights owned the real estate underneath it. In 1962, the Rice tenant won its second, consecutive World Series. read more

Rice University owned Yankee Stadium from 1962-1971. The ballpark was gifted to the university by 1927 Rice graduate John Williams Cox. The university sold the ballpark to New York City for $2.5 Million. read more

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College Stadium Review: Rice Stadium
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