Friday, February 11, 2011
This sports venue has been around for quite some time. This is the Fitzpatrick Stadium scoreboard seen from the bottom, looking up into a bold blue sky. I've viewed many games and a few concerts here, when it was just the Portland Stadium. Growing up the Thanksgiving games between Portland and Deering weren't always classics, but one in the late 50s in deep snow was a memorable event. It snowed throughout the game, with a crew constantly shoveling the yard markers. For parents, it was probably miserable, but for us guys what fun! For concerts, I caught the Bobby Fuller Four ("I Fought the Law") here in the early 60's. I could have cared about the music. I attended for other reasons. Can you guess?