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Old Stadium Pics Thread...
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1963

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1946

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1950's

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1929

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1976


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1940 - Field lights adde
1949 – 6,000 seats added to the South Stands (total capacity 36,000)
1964 – 7,621 aeats added to the end aone (43,621)
1967 – 19,60 seats added by decking both sides of the stadium (59,000)
1981 – 19,000 seats added by enclosing the East End Zone (82,122), Lights to top of stadium
1991 – 4,205 seats added, bleachers gone, UGA I, II, III, IV graves moved
1994 – 30 Sky Suites added (86,520)
2000 –20 Sky Suites added (86,520)
2003 – 5,500 Seats added to upper north deck (92,058
2004—688 seats added to north side suites (92,746)
2005 - New video board
2011- Another new video board
2017 - West end zone renovation,
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Is that the creek culvert in the lower part of the last picture?

To fund his vision, Sanford had an idea that members of the athletic association would sign notes guaranteeing a bank loan to fund the stadium construction. Those guarantors would be granted lifetime seats. The response was overwhelming, and in 1928, a loan of $150,000 supported by fans and alumni allowed construction to begin on a stadium whose total cost was $360,000.

Near the existing Sanford Field was a low area between the Old Campus (to the north) and the Ag Campus (to the south) with a small creek (Tanyard Creek) running through it, creating a clearly preferable choice for the location of the new stadium. This natural valley containing Tanyard Creek would result in reduced costs, as stands could be built on the rising sides of the hill, while the creek could be enclosed in a concrete culvert, on top of which the field would be constructed.

The architect for the stadium was TC Atwood of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where North Carolina’s Kenan Memorial Stadium had just been completed with a similar design. The 30,000-seat stadium was built in large part with convict labor, as were many public works projects of that era.


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Sanford Field 1913


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1898 Herty Field V Clemson 20-8 Good Guys


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To fund his vision, Sanford had an idea that members of the athletic association would sign notes guaranteeing a bank loan to fund the stadium construction


Good stuff. Thanks for sharing. I wonder when the last year that those lifetime seats were used.


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WG_Dawg
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1994


I don't think this is 1994. The scoreboard looks too new and we didn't start painting the midfield G black regularly until 2004.


lewis and herschel
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Definitely not 94, the Original sky boxes didn't reach that far across the field. They were built for the Olympics and then we added more to each side of the originals .


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Yep. That one was mislabeled.

Fixed
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Good one - Need to find a better olympics one.

Olympics 1996



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My daughter (Class of '98) and I were in the stadium for the Olympic semi-final and final matches. It was electric.


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AlaCowboy
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That 1976 photo shows a great view of The Railroad Track crowd. I actually sat up there for a couple of games when I was in school. Great experience. Plenty of folks had quart jars of white lightning to share.
I still remember the Erk Russell letter to the 1980 team. I think that might have helped us to the NC.

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