Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

9th September
2010
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
2010
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

21st April
2010
written by Richard

On August 12, 1938, a great match race at the Del Mar racetrack pitted Seabiscuit against Ligaroti.  Over 20,000 fans watched the race and a nationwide audience listened on the radio . . .

Read  Seabiscuit Comes to San Diego and check the YouTube video here:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcnawQ7DFaE

Seabiscuit and Ligaroti down the stretch.

Seabiscuit and Ligaroti down the stretch.