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  • Qualcomm Stadium / Jack Murphy Stadium / San Diego Stadium

    I haven't come across any threads on Jack Murphy Stadium. I found some pics online. I think before they started expanding/enclosing it, it looked like a nice ballpark, especially for being a multipurpose stadium.

    The first photo is a cool one of the construction. The second is during it's last expansion, almost completely enclosing it. One thing I find interesting in that photo is that they had the structure built but hadn't taken off the lights that extended out from the top of the scoreboard. Man that would have obstruced views in the upper deck.
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    Was never there myself, but from what I have heard from a few people is that is was not too bad of place to see a baseball game.

    I've been to Petco though and I must say it is spectaculiar and in the perfect location.

    Does anyone know if the Chargers have any plans to move into a new facility or will they stay put at Qualcom?

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    • #3
      Are there any photos that show the field conversion from baseball to football?

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      • #4
        Jack Murphy Stadium was one of the nicer cookie cutters, compared to other places like the Vet and Three Rivers Stadium.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Astros View Post
          Are there any photos that show the field conversion from baseball to football?
          maybe not what you were asking for, but just a little something i whipped up:
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          • #6
            Does anyone know if the Chargers have any plans to move into a new facility or will they stay put at Qualcom?
            They are currently looking to build a new stadium in Chula Vista, a city about 10 minutes south of San Diego. Back in 2002, the team had released plans to build a new stadium next to the Q and build subsequent housing and retail development that would pay for the stadium. Unfortunately, getting anything big done in this city is next to impossible...just ask the Padres when it came to building Petco Park. Truth is, the Chargers need a new stadium badly as the city has defaulted on maintenance to the Q and has let the place fall apart. That aspect is magnified when you have a beautiful ballpark in downtown that feels like an oasis and makes the Q feel like a prison.

            Read this blog which has updates on the Chargers quest to build a new stadium:

            San Diego Stadium Watch

            Also, here's a picture of the stadium back before the first expansion of 1983-1984. Granted, it was taken during a Chargers game but gives you a good idea of what it used to look like back in the 1970s.

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            • #7
              Not looking too promising for the Chargers in San Diego, I'm afraid.

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              • #8
                One of the better multipurpose stadiums for both sports, not just football. It looks like you had a great view for baseball games untilt they enclosed it.

                I have seen this on stadiums of the nfl for like 2 years:

                http://www.stadiumsofnfl.com/future/ChargersStadium.htm

                They have as good a chance of getting a new stadium as the raiders or 49s if you ask me. Espically since the padres already got a new park!
                The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gooseamania View Post
                  maybe not what you were asking for, but just a little something i whipped up:
                  You can definately see where the renovations happened, I guess they weren't really big on making it look seemeless huh?
                  The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jim Vaz View Post
                    Was never there myself, but from what I have heard from a few people is that is was not too bad of place to see a baseball game.

                    I've been to Petco though and I must say it is spectaculiar and in the perfect location.

                    Does anyone know if the Chargers have any plans to move into a new facility or will they stay put at Qualcom?
                    I have been to quite a few games at Jack Murphy Stadium. It was a beautiful place to see a baseball game. Problem came when the city started catering to the wishes of the NFL to get the Super Bowl. Then it became less baseball friendly and made Petco necessary.
                    That being said, Petco is better than the Murph ever was for baseball.
                    The Chargers have been fighting for a new stadium of their own ever since the voters approved Petco in 98. The problem is the money the city spent on the Murph already just for the Chargers. The city is not so willing to spend money on a new stadium now. Of course the NFL has already ruled out ever having another Super Bowl at the Murph. Eventually that may sway the city.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by soberdennis View Post
                      I have been to quite a few games at Jack Murphy Stadium. It was a beautiful place to see a baseball game. Problem came when the city started catering to the wishes of the NFL to get the Super Bowl. Then it became less baseball friendly and made Petco necessary.
                      That being said, Petco is better than the Murph ever was for baseball.
                      The Chargers have been fighting for a new stadium of their own ever since the voters approved Petco in 98. The problem is the money the city spent on the Murph already just for the Chargers. The city is not so willing to spend money on a new stadium now. Of course the NFL has already ruled out ever having another Super Bowl at the Murph. Eventually that may sway the city.
                      Why wont the nfl go back to the murph for a superbowl?
                      The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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                      • #12
                        Anyone ever been to this site? The guy has some good pics, espically of the murph!

                        http://www.chrisputro.com/ballparks/
                        The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
                          Why wont the nfl go back to the murph for a superbowl?
                          Leverage.

                          The NFL wants the Chargers in a new facility as much as the team does. San Diego won't ever see another Super Bowl unless they pony up.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by six4three View Post
                            Leverage.

                            The NFL wants the Chargers in a new facility as much as the team does. San Diego won't ever see another Super Bowl unless they pony up.
                            Thats cool that the league is starting to stick up for teams now, but wont this just make the team just want to move if they don't get a stadium fast enough?
                            The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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                            • #15
                              Yes, it will.

                              And if another city is willing to pay for a new stadium before San Diego is willing to pay for a new stadium, then they'll move and the NFL will be happy to see them move.

                              If I were a San Deigo city father, I'd be just a little worried. Eventually, one of these plans is actually going to go forward.

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