By kkeps @ 2011-12-29 16:58:57
The Gaelic Park Sports Centre (Irish: Páirc na Gael), often abbreviated Gaelic Park, is a multi-purpose outdoor athletics facility in Kingsbridge in the Bronx, New York. Since 1926 the grounds has been used as the venue for Gaelic sports in New York, and since its purchase by Manhattan College in 1991 it has hosted numerous American college athletic events.
Located just east of Broadway and south and west of Van Cortlandt Park in the northernmost part of the Bronx just south of the Westchester County line, Gaelic Park was purchased in 1926 by the Gaelic Athletic Association of Greater New York. It has been given a few different names over time including Innisfail Park, but since the 1950s it has gone by its current name, Gaelic Park, a reflection of the park's decidedly Irish flavor. The park includes a playing field and dance hall. In addition to hurling and football matches, a number of other sporting events take place at Gaelic Park. There are also concerts and dances that feature Irish music both old and new. In the early 1970s, rock concerts were also held there, including the Grateful Dead, Ten Years After, Mountain, Humble Pie and Deep Purple.