Daily Distraction: Tour the ruins of Cooper Stadium

Andy Downing
Cooper Stadium, 1155 West Mound Street, near Franklinton, photographed in 2019

Since Cooper Stadium closed in 2008, redevelopment rumors have abounded. For a time, the West Side stadium, which opened in 1931 and served as the longtime home of the Columbus Clippers, was discussed as the potential site of an auto racing facility, though even those conversations have gone quiet as of late. The most recent update to the stadium's Wikipedia page notes that "as of May 2019 the former stadium site sits half demolished and abandoned."

A recent YouTube video, which you can watch below, takes a closer look at the decaying facility. Or at least what's left of it.