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21 Vintage Photos of RFK Stadium in The Good 'Ol Days

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MAY 30, 1967, AEROSMITH, View from backstage RFK Stadium Washington DC
Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns/ Getty Images

When the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium opened in 1961 as the D.C. Stadium, it was applauded for being one of the first major stadiums designed for both football and baseball. The stadium was host to the Washington Redskins' games from 1961 to 1996 and the Washington Senators' last game ever. While we may have made some complaints in the past, it's time to recognize this historic behemoth for what it once was. The 21 photos we list here range from the early 1960s with President John F. Kennedy at a Senators game to April 2005 with President George W. Bush throwing the ceremonial first pitch. These images are from vintage postcards, the June 1962 publication of Life, the Associated Press, and The Washington Post.

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