Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was an instant Stockton landmark when it opened in 1950. Overnight, it became the city's center of sports, entertainment and grand ceremonies. When football games were not being played, the stadium hosted a plethora of University and community events, from high school graduation ceremonies to soccer games and, rock concerts. It even played as summer home to the San Francisco '49ers. Recently it has mostly been unused. University officials announced its closure so that its future could be evaluated.