Guide to the San Diego Stadium Construction Collection

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2007-11-01
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
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Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Guide to the San Diego Stadium Construction Collection 1965/1968

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: San Diego Stadium Construction Collection
Dates: 1965-1968
Identification: MS-0215
Creator: San Diego Stadium
Physical Description: 0.42 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Historical 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.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

San Diego Padres (Baseball team : National League of Professional Baseball Clubs)
San Diego Stadium (San Diego, Calif.)

Genre/Form of Material:

Photographs

Personal Name:

Murphy, Jack, 1923-

Topical Term:

San Diego Stadium (San Diego, Calif.) -- Archives
San Diego Stadium (San Diego, Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

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.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

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.

Related Materials:

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

Arrangement of Materials:

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

Scope and Contents

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.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Basic Legal Documents 1966

Box 1, Folder 2

Construction Site, Surroundings and Progress Photographs 1965-66

Box 1, Folder 3

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report April 1967

Box 1, Folder 4

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report May 1967

Box 1, Folder 5

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report June 1967

Box 1, Folder 6

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report July 1967

Box 1, Folder 7

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report August 1967

Box 1, Folder 8

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report September 1967

Box 1, Folder 9

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report October 1967

Box 1, Folder 10

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report November 1967

Box 1, Folder 11

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report December 1967 - January 1968

Box 1, Folder 12

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report February 1968

Box 1, Folder 13

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report March 1968

Box 1, Folder 14

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report May 1968

Box 1, Folder 15

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report June 1968

Box 1, Folder 16

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report July 1968

Box 1, Folder 17

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report August 1968

Box 1, Folder 18

Major Contracts, Monthly Progress Report September 1968

Box 1, Folder 19

Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report June 1966

Box 1, Folder 20

Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report July 1966

Box 1, Folder 21

Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report August 1966

Box 1, Folder 22

Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report September 1966

Box 1, Folder 23

Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report October 1966

Box 1, Folder 24

Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report November 1966

Box 1, Folder 25

Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report December 1966

Box 1, Folder 26

Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report February 1967

Box 1, Folder 27

Structure Contract, Monthly Progress Report May 1967

Box 1, Folder 28

Parking Lot Contract, Monthly Progress Report February 1967

Box 1, Folder 29

Parking Lot Contract, Monthly Progress Report March 1967