Theme of the Week: Stadiums!

Photo: The Yankees' field, after the last Yankee game at the old stadium, May 2009. By wikipedia user dvdkid919

In order to get those creative juices flowing, we’re introducing themes of the week. This week is stadiums!

With summer fully upon us, think of those afternoons and evenings you spent in the bleachers, getting scorched by the summer sun, screaming yourself hoarse for your favorite team. Or on the field, running toward that goal or sliding to reach home plate. Schools are always vying for updated, state of the art facilities, leaving the stadiums we loved and hated to our memories.

Gather your memories and your photos and add your stadium to the Place + Memory website. The Stadium theme lasts from July 21- July 28. One of the stadium stories that gets our attention will be featured on our facebook fan page and here on our blog. So start submitting!  

Click to Listen Memory Message about Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, (1:54 minutes)

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3 responses to “Theme of the Week: Stadiums!

  1. Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh Pa.

    I saw my first baseball game there with my grandfather. I was only 6 but the memory is burned into my memories vividly. Pirates vs. Cubs. He had season tickets behind homeplate about 20 or so rows up. He tried to teach me to keep score that day. It took more than one visit for a 6 year old to learn scoring, but my life long love of baseball was born that day. Even greater than the appreciation he gave me for the game though was the appreciation I found and developed for him. We shared many stories in those seats and I got to know my Grandfather extremely well in that stadium. No matter what was going on in my life, no matter what problems came up, I knew that when we would go to the ballgame, everything went away for a few hours and the two of us would be lost in the game and the stories we would tell each other. I wish I could have took him back there before they demolished it for just one more game, and one more talk.

  2. beautiful. and thanks for adding this to the site, too! it’s great to have it on our map :-)

    http://placeandmemory.org/index.php?title=Three_Rivers_Stadium_Pittsburgh_Pa.

  3. I prefer “STADIA” … but that is just me. :-)