Memorial Stadium In 1950’s
(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
This picture also gives a great view of the old press box at Memorial Stadium. As you can tell, there is not much room for anyone up there, and certainly not enough for the massive amount of media that cover the games today.
When the stadium was expanded in 1958 above the portals in both lower decks, 18,000 seats were added to Memorial Stadium’s capacity. The “new” press box that was built in the South Stands in 1958 after the expansion was not much larger than the one in this picture.
I like this view of Memorial Stadium because you can see the trees around Cemetery Hill, which are now blocked out by the South Upper Deck. People that see Death Valley only on TV get no appreciation of the beautiful surroundings right outside the stadium.
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