Photograph Courtesy Peter Outerbridge
As you can see when it was finally "completed" around 1937, "Grover Cleveland Stadium" or "Roesch Memorial Stadium" didn't have its trademark (and somewhat bizarre looking) rising grandstand and roof. In comparison to what it would look like years down the road, it was far simpler architecturally with a press box in place of where the huge addition would be built. A track field was built around the stadium and a grid iron for football was built inside. Before the huge renovations took place, Grover Cleveland Stadium would open with a capacity of about 33,000.