Spartan Stadium Renovation in Portsmouth

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Spartan Stadium Renovation in Portsmouth

Post by Phoenix31 » Mon May 08, 2017 10:12 am

http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/news/1 ... -announced

Thanks to Tom Kayser and Dr. Sean Dunne and to the many people who helped begin the much needed renovation of Spartan Stadium.



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Re: Spartan Stadium Renovation in Portsmouth

Post by Phoenix31 » Mon May 08, 2017 10:34 am

fyi: Jim Thorpe never played in Universal/Spartan Stadium. He was a player-coach for the Portsmouth Shoe-Steels in 1927 though. He played in the NFL from 1920-1926 and then he left the NFL at the age of 41 in 1928.

http://www.profootballhof.com/players/jim-thorpe/stats/

Other names that played in Universal/Spartan Stadium during the NFL era that could be added in the future:

http://www.profootballhof.com/news/nfl- ... the-1930s/

Bill Hewitt - Chicago Bears
George Christensen - Portsmouth Spartans
Glen (Turk) Edwards - Boston Braves
Grover (Ox) Emerson - Portsmouth Spartans
Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg - Green Bay Packers
Mel Hein - NY Giants
Arnie Herber - Green Bay Packers
Cliff Battles - Boston Braves
Johnny (Blood) McNally - Green Bay Packers
Ken Strong - Staten Island Stapletons
Clarke Hinkle - Green Bay Packers
Bronko Nagurski - Chicago Bears

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Re: Spartan Stadium Renovation in Portsmouth

Post by Phoenix31 » Mon May 08, 2017 10:41 am

Definitely need to add Curt Gentry - one of the leaders on Portsmouth's greatest football team in 1953.

Honestly, he should have been included with the initial class since he played in the NFL.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1990 ... ps-college

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Re: Spartan Stadium Renovation in Portsmouth

Post by GoBucks1047 » Mon May 08, 2017 2:15 pm

Something I would like to see is to get the track fixed as well and then Notre Dame and Shawnee State could host Track & Field meets at Spartan Stadium; maybe even one day have Shawnee State hosting football games.

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Post by Tartanblue » Mon May 08, 2017 2:53 pm

GoBucks1047 wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 2:15 pm
Something I would like to see is to get the track fixed as well and then Notre Dame and Shawnee State could host Track & Field meets at Spartan Stadium; maybe even one day have Shawnee State hosting football games.
As nice as it would be to see SSU have football I dont see it happening.

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Post by Omega » Mon May 08, 2017 8:51 pm

The old girl by the levy deserves a chance to survive and thrive. Notre Dame plus say big intra county games along with playoff contests and eventually SSU could be showcased if the money could be found.
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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Tue May 09, 2017 11:22 am

well I had no idea they were doing any construction there. good luck and be safe in Trojan country.
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Post by rxburgfan » Wed May 10, 2017 11:45 am

The old lady by the river has seen her day. The history is great but just that history. The $25000 is nice but hardly does little to make the facility usable. The time and effort of those working on behalf of the stadium would be better served trying to create a new venue.

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Re: Spartan Stadium Renovation in Portsmouth

Post by Mad-Dogg » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:24 pm

Tartanblue wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 2:53 pm
GoBucks1047 wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 2:15 pm
Something I would like to see is to get the track fixed as well and then Notre Dame and Shawnee State could host Track & Field meets at Spartan Stadium; maybe even one day have Shawnee State hosting football games.
As nice as it would be to see SSU have football I dont see it happening.
I agree I just don't see this happening
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Re: Spartan Stadium Renovation in Portsmouth

Post by 79Tiger » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:26 pm

Too much great football played in that stadium for so many years to let it go unused. I hope the effort to save it is a success.

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:31 am

oh, I was thinking they were talking about the new stadium. yes that girl done seen her days.
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Re: Spartan Stadium Renovation in Portsmouth

Post by Prime Time » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:44 pm

This was and still is the home of the Trojans. When I come to Portsmouth , Spartan or Universal Stadium is always associated with the Trojans, always will be in people's minds. Will Trojans ever play another game in there home.

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Re: Spartan Stadium Renovation in Portsmouth

Post by LetsGoPSU » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:39 am

very doubtful the Trojans will play there again, the new place is very nice in its own right

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