The grand stand and club house at Sportsman's Park will be rebuilt at once, and it is expected that work will be completed by July 4. Architect Wees left last night on a tour of inspection, and is expected to return to St. Louis with some new ideas in the way of grand stand construction. He has already decided upon a plan. Instead of leaving a space under the grand stand for the bar and dressing rooms, as in the past, the new structure will run to the ground level. A tier of boxes just above the level of the ground will be built in front. The three boxes on the roof, used in the past by the directors and reporters, will not be rebuilt. The scribes will have a box of their own in the front of the stand, where they will have have a better chance to jump in case of future necessity. The stairways will be wide and straight, instead of on the winding order as they were before...
The St. Louis players worked all of the night of the fire assisting in erecting seats for Sunday's game. This accounts for their poor playing Sunday last...
Fly, Mr. Von der Ahe's fine, big greyhound, who was such a favorite with all visitors to the Von der Ahe household, was burned to death in the fire at the ball park. He will be sadly missed.
-Sporting Life, April 30, 1898
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