Star Park is the name applied to several former sports stadiums in Syracuse, New York. The name referred to the Syracuse professional baseball teams, which were called the Stars beginning around 1870 and continuing in most seasons until the last Stars team was fielded in 1929.
Star Park in 1885. (Courtesy of the Onondaga Historical Association.)
|Location||Syracuse, New York|
|Capacity||6,000 (American football)|
|Syracuse Stars (AA) (1885–1890)|
Syracuse Pros (APFA) (1921)
Syracuse Athletic Club (Ind.) (1890–1900)
Syracuse Stars (MiLB) (1877–1889, 1891–1929)
The 3rd APAN Star Awards (Korean: 에이판 스타 어워즈) is an awards ceremony for excellence in television in South Korea. It was held at the Hall of Jeongsimhwa International Cultural Center, Chungnam National University in Daejeon on November 15, 2014 and hosted by T-ara's Park So-yeon and Kim Sung-joo. The nominees were chosen from 87 Korean dramas that aired from November 1, 2013 to September 2014.American Association (19th century)
The American Association (AA) was a professional baseball league that existed for 10 seasons from 1882 to 1891. Together with the National League (NL), founded in 1876, the AA participated in an early version of the World Series seven times versus the champion of the NL in an interleague championship playoff tournament. At the end of its run, several AA franchises joined the NL. After 1891, the NL existed alone, with each season's champions being awarded the prized Temple Cup (1894-1897).
During its existence, the AA was often simply referred to as "the Association" in the media, in contrast to the NL, which was sometimes called "the League".Breeders' Cup Classic
The Breeders' Cup Classic is a Grade I Weight for Age thoroughbred horse race for 3-year-olds and older run at a distance of 1 1⁄4 miles (2,000 m) on dirt. It is held annually at a different racetrack as part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships in late October or early November. All of the races to date have been held in the United States except for the 1996 edition held at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Classic is considered by many to be the premier thoroughbred horse race of the year in the U.S., although the Kentucky Derby is more widely known among casual racing fans. Once the richest race in the world, in more recent years, only the Pegasus World Cup, Dubai World Cup, and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe have had consistently higher purses. Often, the winner of the Classic goes on to win U.S. Horse of the Year honors, including the four winners of the race between 2004 and 2007—respectively Ghostzapper, Saint Liam, Invasor, and Curlin. Due to the extremely high quality of horses in the event, the race is notoriously hard to predict. One notable example of an underdog winning the Classic is the victory of Arcangues in 1993. This was the biggest upset in Breeders' Cup history and his $269.20 payoff for a $2 wager remains a Breeders' Cup record.
The Classic is now regarded as the fourth leg of horse racing's Grand Slam of Thoroughbred racing — the traditional Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes) plus the Breeders' Cup Classic. After American Pharoah's Triple Crown win earlier in 2015, the term became popular; the colt became the first horse to ever accomplish this feat.Dark-sky preserve
A dark-sky preserve (DSP) is an area, usually surrounding a park or observatory, that restricts artificial light pollution. The purpose of a dark sky preserve is generally to promote astronomy. Because different national organizations have worked independently to create their programs, different terms have been used to describe the areas. This has led to confusion between the terms reserve, preserve, and park. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) chooses reserve to avoid confusion with park, when using the initialisms "IDSR" (International Dark Sky Reserve) and "IDSP" (International Dark Sky Park).
In 1993, Michigan became the first state in the United States to designate a tract of land as a "Dark Sky Preserve" at the Lake Hudson State Recreation Area.
In 1999, the first permanent preserve was established at Torrance Barrens in the Muskoka region of southern Ontario. Nevertheless, protection zones around observatories existed well before the creation of that preserve.
The IDA recognizes protected areas worldwide. The Mont Mégantic Observatory in Quebec is the first such site to be recognized (in 2007) as International Dark Sky Reserve.
IDA has also recognized Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah as the world's first International Dark Sky Park.Canada has established an extensive standard for dark sky preserves that addresses lighting within the DSP and influences from skyglow from urban areas in the region. This was based on the work of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. There are no other established standards for dark sky preserves. Outside Canada, such designations are generally through self-proclamation. As a result, the validity of such a designation may be dubious. In some cases, dark sky preserves are neither dark nor protected.
It is generally understood that a Dark Sky Preserve, or Dark Sky Reserve, should be sufficiently dark to promote astronomy. However this is not always the case. The lighting protocol for a Dark Sky Preserve is based on the sensitivity of wildlife to artificial light at night (ALAN).In 2015, the new phrase 'Dark Sky Sanctuary' was introduced, and the Elqui Valley of northern Chile was designated as the first International Dark Sky Sanctuary in the world. The “ Gabriela Mistral Dark Sky Sanctuary” is named after a Chilean poet.Gambling in Texas
Legal forms of gambling in the U.S. state of Texas include the Texas Lottery; parimutuel wagering on horse and greyhound racing; charitable bingo, pull-tabs, and raffles; and three Indian casinos.Grand Prairie, Texas
Grand Prairie is a city in Dallas County, Tarrant County, and Ellis County, Texas, in the United States. It is part of the Mid-Cities region in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. It has a population of 175,396 according to the 2010 census, making it the fifteenth most populous city in the state.Ipoh Barat (federal constituency)
Ipoh Barat is a federal constituency in Perak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1995.
The federal constituency was created in the 1994 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.Jiangmen Star Park
Jiangmen Star Park (Chinese: 江门星光园) is a celebrity park opened in November 2010 in Jiangmen, Guangdong, China at an estimated cost of 10 million yuan.Jin Tae-hyun
Jin Tae-hyun (born Kim Tae-hyun on February 15, 1981) is a South Korean actor.
On December 2014, Jin announced his engagement to his Pure Pumpkin Flower co-star Park Si-eun. The couple got married on July 2015.Lone Star Park
Lone Star Park is a horse racing track and entertainment destination located 1/2 mile North of Interstate 30 on Belt Line Road in Grand Prairie, Texas. Lone Star Park has two live racing seasons every year, The Spring Thoroughbred Season generally runs from early April through mid-July and the Fall Meeting of Champions generally runs from early September through mid-November.Lone Star Park Handicap
The Lone Star Park Handicap is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for horses three-years-old and older over a distance 1 1⁄16 miles on the dirt held annually during the last week of May at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.Mnet 20's Choice Awards
The Mnet 20's Choice Awards is a major music awards show that is held annually in South Korea, organized by CJ E&M through its Mnet channel.Nancy Holt
Nancy Holt (April 5, 1938 – February 8, 2014) was an American artist most known for her public sculpture, installation art and land art. Throughout her career, Holt also produced works in other media, including film and photography, and wrote books and articles about art.Newell Park
Newell Park was a baseball playing field located in Syracuse, New York. The ground was home to the Syracuse Stars of the National League for the 1879 season. Historians also refer to it as Star Park (I). It had been opened in 1878 for minor league ball. The 1879 major league team played poorly and drew poorly, and folded in early September. A revived Syracuse Stars played here in 1883 and 1884 before moving to a new Star Park a couple of long blocks north of Newell Park on Salina Street.
The location of Newell Park was the southeast corner of East Raynor Street (originally Croton Street) and South Salina Street, extending east toward Montgomery Street and State Street, and about one half-mile west of the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University.Syracuse Orangemen baseball
The Syracuse Orangemen baseball team was the varsity intercollegiate college baseball team of Syracuse University, from 1870 to 1972. The team played its home games at Star Park, the New Oval, Hendricks Field, and later at Lew Carr Field, in Syracuse, New York. The Orangemen were affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The baseball program was discontinued at the conclusion of the 1972 season. Syracuse started a club baseball program in the early 2000s, once again bringing the sport back to campus. The team competes in the North Atlantic West conference of the National Club Baseball Association.Syracuse Stars (American Association)
The Syracuse Stars were an American baseball team which played one season in the American Association in 1890. They were unrelated to the Syracuse Stars of the National League of 1879. They were based in Syracuse, New York, and played their games at Star Park.The Theatre at Grand Prairie
The Theatre at Grand Prairie is a concert hall located in Grand Prairie, Texas, 16 miles west of Dallas and 24 miles east of Fort Worth. It is near Lone Star Park and AirHogs Stadium. The theatre is currently operated by AEG and owned by the City of Grand Prairie.W. Bret Calhoun
W. Bret Calhoun (born May 12, 1964 in Dallas, Texas) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer. The son of a school teacher who also owned and trained horses, he attended Texas Tech University but left before graduating.
Calhoun began his professional training career in 1993 and earned his first win on April 1, 1994. He has competed regularly at Louisiana Downs and Fair Grounds Race Course in Louisiana and in Texas at Sam Houston Race Park, Oklahoma City's Remington Park, and Lone Star Park. In Kentucky in 2008, Calhoun won the Aegon Turf Sprint Stakes at Churchill Downs and the Grade I Shakertown Stakes at Keeneland Race Course with Mr. Nightlinger.
In 2008, Bret Calhoun finished fourth in total wins for the year among all trainers in the United States. His horses won 228 races and earned $5,226,163.Willow Park, Texas
Willow Park is a city in Parker County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,982 at the 2010 census.
Willow Park was the location of Trinity Meadows Race Track, one of the first horse racing tracks opened once Texas legalized parimutuel betting. However, it was never seriously considered for upgrade to first-class status, and once Lone Star Park opened, Trinity Meadows Race Track closed. It is home to Squaw Creek golf course, located just off Ranch House Road.
KTVT, Channel 11 in Fort Worth operates a 1 million watt doppler radar in Willow Park.
Defunct stadiums of the National Football League
†= Team's stadium under construction or refurbishment at time
1 = A team used the stadium when their permanent stadium was unable to be used as a result of damage.