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San Diego Stadium Construction Collection, 1965-1968 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: San Diego Stadium Construction Collection, 1965-1968Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: San Diego Stadium (1967-)

Extent: 0.42 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Materials are grouped together according to which section of the stadium facility they relate to.

Subjects: Murphy, Jack, 1923-, San Diego Chargers (Football team), San Diego Padres (Baseball team : National League of Professional Baseball Clubs), San Diego Stadium (San Diego, Calif.), San Diego Stadium (San Diego, Calif.)--Archives, San Diego Stadium (San Diego, Calif.)--History--20th century--Sources

Forms of Material: Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of materials relating to the construction of San Diego Stadium, dating from 1965-67.  It includes legal documents, contracts, progress reports, and photographs.

Biographical Note

In the early 1960s, local sportswriter Jack Murphy, the brother of New York Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy, began working to build support for a stadium for San Diego. Construction began in December 1965, after a $27 million bond was passed in November of that year to fund the project.  When completed, the facility was named San Diego Stadium.

The San Diego Chargers played the first game in the new stadium, which had a capacity of approximately 50,000, on August 20, 1967.  The pro-football team was the main tenant of the stadium until 1969, when Major League Baseball's National League expanded to add the San Diego Padres.

After Jack Murphy's passing in 1980, San Diego Stadium was renamed the San Diego-Jack Murphy Stadium or simply Jack Murphy Stadium.  The facility went by that name until 1997, when it was renamed Qualcomm Stadium after the Qualcomm Corporation paid $18 million for naming rights. In order to continue honoring Murphy, the city named the stadium site Jack Murphy Field.

Subject/Index Terms

Murphy, Jack, 1923-
San Diego Chargers (Football team)
San Diego Padres (Baseball team : National League of Professional Baseball Clubs)
San Diego Stadium (San Diego, Calif.)
San Diego Stadium (San Diego, Calif.)--Archives
San Diego Stadium (San Diego, Calif.)--History--20th century--Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Related Materials: For additional photographs of the completed stadium, see the University Archives Photograph Collection, "Stadium" file.

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, San Diego Stadium Construction Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Basic Legal Documents, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Construction Site, Surroundings and Progress Photographs, 1965-66Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, April 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, May 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, June 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, July 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, August 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, September 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, October 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, November 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, December 1967 - January 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, February 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, March 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, May 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, June 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, July 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, August 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report, September 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report, June 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report, July 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report, August 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report, September 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report, October 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report, November 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report, December 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report, February 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report, May 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Parking Lot Contract, Monthly Progress Report, February 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Parking Lot Contract, Monthly Progress Report, March 1967Add to your cart.

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