Heck, there’s not even a football field at Triangle Park anymore.
Nor is it obvious where that first game was played between the Dayton Triangles and the Columbus Panhandles on Oct. 3, 1920.
The park is divided into a few sections, one filled with trees and shelter houses, another occupied by a baseball field.
I also found a decent-sized, flat, open field. It had some faded white lines but not a full grid.
I’m not sure if it was 100 yards long, either, but it would have at least made a great place to play a pickup game with friends from the neighborhood.
That’s probably what the first game would seem like now compared to the pomp and circumstance that will surround the Eagles and Patriots on Sunday night.
Both games will have their spots in history, nonetheless.
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The Ohio historic site marker sits next to the baseball field.
It says the game was played, “on this field,” but these days it’s hard to tell what’s literal and what’s only meant to be generally true.
But that’s all right.
Sometimes it’s better to be able to fill in the gaps ourselves anyway.