Saw this on Facebook: the Tigue, 1981
Ray Authement with his "good olyde boys" in what is now Cypress swamp. (5,000,000 BC to 2008)
When did the pine trees in the outfield get planted?
and the foul ball netting over the grand stand was chain link fence...
Holy crap is that the same scoreboard that we just replaced???!
That score board is now a billboard
Anyone know when the wall was built??
Completely agree. I think it was a very short sighted move but there was political motivations for it to happen.
If you going to give away the horse farm then UL/T-Joe should have held out for Girard Park. (Yea, I know about the stipulations in the original land donation).
Anyone have any updates on the Lourdes properties?
Is it just me, the diamond looks like it had more foul room on the 1st and 3rd base line and behind the plate.
So what would you like to have seen at the HF, if UL had held on to it? I would not have wanted to have only the Tigue moved out there by itself.
Where I'd like to see us grow would be behind the Tigue. It would be great to have not only more room for the Tigue, but to also move the T & F complex there, so we could then use that area for tailgating.
In fact, in the master plan there is a section called "Land Acquisition Strategies" and one parcel listed is the one right behind the T & F compex. That parcel was just listed and sold....but I dint think we bought it. At least I'd be very pleasantly surprised if we did.
UL will always be in pieces parts and parcel acquisition mode.
40 years ago UL could not foresee filling up the Athletic Complex.
History repeats, many can't picture the advantages of 100 downtown acres.