Several University of the Pacific departments are working together to eventually remove an iconic regional landmark to make room for new facilities needed with the University's return to the West Coast Conference. Plans are also being considered for a lasting memorial to Amos Alonzo Stagg, the war veterans for whom the stadium was originally named and to Pacific football.
Plans for Future Athletics Facilities Move AlongSeveral University of the Pacific departments are working together to eventually remove an iconic regional landmark to make room for new facilities needed with the University's return to the West Coast Conference.
Pacific's Athletic Department, Department of Capital Planning/Space Management, and Department of Support Services are moving forward with the steps needed to remove Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium, a plan which was approved by the Board of Regents in April 2012. Plans to create a lasting memorial to Amos Alonzo Stagg, the head football coach from 1933 to 1946, to the war veterans for whom the stadium was originally named and to Pacific football are also being developed.
Ted Leland, Pacific's Vice President for External Relations and Athletics, wrote of the effort in a recent "Tiger Thursday" athletics roundup.
"Over the next few weeks, a design team is calculating the final grade for the remaining dirt once the stadium is removed in order to correctly place competitive facilities for field hockey, soccer and tennis within the stadium site," Leland wrote. "In addition, a plan is being finalized in the coming weeks for the relocation of existing cellphone towers that are housed on the stadium light poles."
The University will seek a permit to remove the stadium once the final grade is set and the cellphone towers have been moved. The goal is to remove the stadium and build the new facilities by fall 2014.
Former Pacific football coaches, players and others met June 21 at the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House to share memories and to hear how Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium, the war veterans and Pacific football might be honored in the future.
Learn more about Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium:
62 Years of Stagg Stadium: The Rich History of a Stockton Landmark
Stagg Stadium to Close While University Conducts Feasibility Study
Stagg Stadium Photo Gallery