Posts Tagged ‘San Diego Padres’

28th December
written by Richard

Chris Boyd’s superb documentary on “The First Padres” is now available on DVD.  Check it out on this link:  Chris includes great archival footage of the Lane Field days and interviews with players and local historians.  The film premiered on KPBS back on October 8.  It’s well-worth owning.Padres

9th September
written by Richard

The floating stadium would be perfect for San Diego, particularly if it was located in Mission Bay. It’s the first novel idea in stadium-building since the dome.  –Barron Hilton, October 1964.

Read about the Floating Stadium in Mission Bay.

Engineers proposed a unique concept for a sports stadium in San Diego.

12th May
written by Richard

Not even Yankee Stadium or Boston’s Fenway Park can surpass the comforts and conveniences of the Padres’ new home . . . This is a real ballpark, built for the game of baseball, a ballpark in which the city of San Diego can take great pride.  –Jack Murphy, San Diego Union

Read about the fondly remembered Padres stadium in Mission Valley: Westgate Park.

Westgate Park photo courtesy Bill Swank