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Today’s photo is from the 1961 season and shows Tiger Band on the field prior to the game.
Although 1961 does not seem that long ago, it has been over 50 years since this picture was taken and you can certainly see the many differences in the East Endzone area.
You notice right from the start that the preferred color of the fans was not the orange that you see today, but white.
You also see the green tarp that lines the fence at the top of the east endzone to keep non-paying eyes from watching the game.
The trees that line the northeast bank area are now long gone. Although I love the look of the current Memorial Stadium, I do miss the trees that were prominent in each of the corners of the stadium years ago.
And finally, the design of the endzone is something that I have always liked from this era. Although you can’t see it behind the band, it reads “IPTAY” in the endzone.
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