Historic Football Records of the

New York Giants

 Home fields:
   The Polo Grounds 1925-1955
   Yankee Stadium (1956-1973)
   the Yale Bowl 1973-1974
   Shea Stadium 1975
   Giants Stadium 1976-2009
   Met Life Stadium 2010 to present
   (Meadowlands Stadium 2010).

  Nicknames: “Maramen”, “Mara University”, “Big Blue”

Old postcard of the Yale Bowl from high above

The Yale Bowl Years
(1973-1974)
(also includes all Giants exhibition games at the Yale Bowl)

1960 (NFL) Home Field: Yankee Stadium  Coach: Jim Lee Howell
9/11   T 16-16      Detroit Lions, at Yale Bowl  50,120 [preseason exhibition game] (Benefit) [Detroit's Wayne Walker blocked Giant's final PAT attempt, then missed his own PAT attempt on Detroit's TD]

1961 (NFL) Home Field: Yankee Stadium  Coach: Allie Sherman
9/10   L 20-49      Baltimore Colts, at Yale Bowl  50,737 [preseason exhibition game] (Benefit)

1965 (NFL) Home Field: Yankee Stadium  Coach: Allie Sherman 
8/22   W 16-7      Pittsburg Steelers, at Yale Bowl  35,381 [preseason exhibition game] (Benefit)

1966 (NFL) Home Field: Yankee Stadium  Coach: Allie Sherman
8/21   W 17-7      Detroit Lion, at Yale Bowl  46,811 [preseason exhibition game] (benefit)

1967 (NFL) Home Field: Yankee Stadium  Coach: Allie Sherman
8/27   W 21-3      Minnesota Vikings, at Yale Bowl  43,584 [preseason exhibition game] (benefit)

Ticket stub fo New York Giants v Minnesota Vikings football game at the Yale Bowl, August 27, 1967, the Albie Booth Memorial Football Game/Professional Football/Admission: $5.00/2: P.M.

1968 (NFL) Home Field: Yankee Stadium  Coach: Allie Sherman 
8/25   L 10-18      St. Louis Cardinals, at Yale Bowl  53,776 [preseason exhibition game] (benefit)

1969 (NFL) Home Field: Yankee Stadium  Coach: Alex Webster
8/17   L 14-37      New York Jets (A.F.L.), at Yale Bowl  70,874 [preseason exhibition game] (benefit)

Ticket stub for New York Giants v New York Jets, August 17, 1969/Admission $7.00/Albie Booth Memorial Game

1970 (NFL) Home Field: Yankee Stadium  Coach: Alex Webster
8/23   W 28-14      New York Jets (N.F.L.), at Yale Bowl  70,854 [preseason exhibition game]

1971 (NFL) Home Field: Yankee Stadium  Coach: Alex Webster
8/22   L 14-27      New York Jets, at Yale Bowl  70,874 [preseason exhibition game]

1972 (NFL) Home Field: Yankee Stadium  Coach: Alex Webster
8/20   T 31-31      New York Jets, at Yale Bowl  67,945 [preseason exhibition game]

1973 (2-11-1, 5th & last, NFL East) Home Fields: Yale Bowl & Yankee Stadium  Coach: Alex Webster; Training camp: Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City
8/5    W 28-3    at San Diego Chargers,  43,054 [preseason exhibition game]
8/12   W 13-7    at New England Patriots, at Schaefer Stadium, Foxboro (night)  49,209 [preseason exhibition game]
8/19   W 45-30      New York Jets, at Yale Bowl  70,874 (Mayor's Bowl) [preseason exhibition game]
8/26   W 29-24      Pittsburg Steelers, at Yankee Stadium  51,529 [preseason exhibition game]
9/1    W 42-21      Philadelphia Eagles, at Palmer Stadium, Princeton, N.J.  41,768 (benefit) [preseason exhibition game]
9/8    W 21-10      Cleveland Browns, at the Rubber Bowl, Akron, Ohio  30,751 [preseason exhibition game]
9/16   W 31-14      Houston Oilers, at Yankee Stadium  57,979 [First non-sellout of home game since 1960.]
9/23   T 23-23      Philadelphia Eagles, at Yankee Stadium  57,138
9/30   L 10-12   at Cleveland Browns, Municipal Stadium  76,065
10/7   L 14-16      Green Bay Packers, at Yale Bowl  70,050
10/14  L  3-21      Washington Redskins, at Yale Bowl  70,168
10/21  L 28-45   at Dallas Cowboys, Texas Stadium, Irving, Tex.  58,741
10/28  L 27-35   at St. Louis Cardinals, Busch Stadium  47,589
11/4   L  0-42   at Oakland Raiders, Oakland Coliseum  51,220
11/11  L 10-23      Dallas Cowboys, at Yale Bowl  70,128
11/18  W 24-13      St. Louis Cardinals, at Yale Bowl  65,795
11/25  L 16-20   at Philadelphia Eagles, Veterans Stadium  60,215
12/2   L 24-27   at Washington Redskins, RFK Stadium  53,590
12/10  L  6-20   at Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Coliseum  73,328
12/16  L  7-31      Minnesota Vikings, at Yale Bowl  55,000

1974 (2-12, 5th & last, NFL East) Home Field: Yale Bowl  Coach: Bill Arnsparger
8/3    L  7-16   at Houston Oilers, the Astrodome (night)   15,501 [preseason exhibition game]
8/11   W 21-6    at New England Patriots, Schaefer Stadium, Foxboro, Mass. (night)   17,992 [preseason exhibition game]
8/17   W 21-13      New York Jets, at Yale Bowl   35,431 [preseason exhibition game]
8/24   W 17-7    at Pittsburg Steelers, Three Rivers Stadium (night)   50,056 [preseason exhibition game]
8/31   L 21-24      Philadelphia Eagles, at Palmer Stadium, Princeton, N.J.   25,313 [preseason exhibition game]
9/6    L 17-23O.T.at Buffalo Bills, Rich Stadium (night)   61,713 [preseason exhibition game]
9/15   L 10-13      Washington Redskins, at Yale Bowl   51,764
9/22   L 20-28      New England Patriots, at Yale Bowl   49,267
9/29   W 14-6    at Dallas Cowboys, Texas Stadium, Irving, Tex.   36,353
10/6   L  7-14      Atlanta Falcons, at Yale Bowl   50,415
10/13  L  7-35   at Philadelphia Eagles, Veterans Stadium   64,801
10/20  L  3-24   at Washington Redskins, RFK Stadium   43,879
10/27  L  7-21      Dallas Cowboys, at Yale Bowl   61,918
11/3   W 33-27   at Kansas City Chiefs
11/10  L 20-26O.T.   New York Jets, at Yale Bowl   67,740
11/17  L 19-20   at Detroit Stadium, Tigers Stadium   45,859
11/24  L 21-23      St. Louis Cardinals, at Yale Bowl   49,915
12/1   L 13-16   at Chicago Bears, Soldier Field   18,802
12/8   L  7-20      Philadelphia Eagles, at Yale Bowl

1975 (NFL) Home Field: Giants Stadium  Coach: 
8/24   W 21-20      New York Jets, at Yale Bowl  33,779 [preseason exhibition game]
N.Y. Giants Records at the Yale Bowl
Wins Loses Ties
Regular Season Home Games 1 - 11 - 0
All Exhibition Games 7 - 4 - 2
Total for All Games 8 - 15 - 2

 

 Notes:
  The Yale Bowl opened in 1914.
From program from opening of the Yale Bowl in 1914.
  Beginning in 1960, the New York Football Giants began playing a preseason charity exhibition game at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut. From 1965, it was held annually.
  From 1965 through 1974, it was held annually. Sometimes it was referred to as the Mayor's Bowl
  The August 17, 1969 game was an interleague exhibition game prior to the AFL and NFL officially merger.
  Yankee Stadium, the Giants' home since 1956 was scheduled to be refurbished. A new stadium would be built in the swamps of New Jersey. In 1973, the Giants played one exhibition game and two regular season home games at Yankee Stadium, and then the remaining 5 home games at the Yale Bowl in New Haven. The Giants entire 1974 home schedule was also played at the Yale Bowl.
  In 1975, the Giants played home games at Shea Stadium, and in 1976 moved into the new Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands.
  One final Giants-Jets exhibition game was played at the Yale Bowl in 1975.

Also see the New York Giants games 1925 to 1955 when The Polo Grounds was their home field.
Also see the New York Giants games at Yankee Stadium, home field 1956 to 1973.

Also see the New York Giants at Shea Stadium page!

Additional data found at FootballGeography.com

Go to the list of amazing sports lists.
This list compiled and designed by P.S.Luchter.

©All Rights Reserved.
  Updated 6/28/2013