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Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:59 pm
by NOLABigSteve

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:04 pm
by tpstulane
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:59 pm
One of the greatest stadiums of all time. What a shame it was torn to the ground. The smart thing would have been remove the upper steel deck and keep the original lower bowl.

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:38 pm
by 51WaveBG
Saw all of the TU games played in the grand old stadium during the 1948, 1949 & 1950 seasons. We were in the SEC and had a real football team. We even had a game with Notre Dame. Eddie Price was fun to watch. Game day atmosphere was breath taking. LSU was a regular on our schedule. The TU stadium was one of the major factors in bring the Saints franchise to New Orleans.

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:04 pm
by GreenLantern
51WaveBG wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:38 pm
Saw all of the TU games played in the grand old stadium during the 1948, 1949 & 1950 seasons. We were in the SEC and had a real football team. We even had a game with Notre Dame. Eddie Price was fun to watch. Game day atmosphere was breath taking. LSU was a regular on our schedule. The TU stadium was one of the major factors in bring the Saints franchise to New Orleans.
51WaveBG, would you mind telling everyone your age? It sounds like you've got some great stories.

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:06 pm
by 51WaveBG
I'm a 91 year old golfer who can still shoot his age or sometimes below. My family & I were at the Orange Bowl Stadium and witnessed the
infamous "5th down play".. Got to see some of the old time SEC stars, such as Dixie Howell of Ole Miss and Travis Tidwell of Auburn play. Henry
Frnka was TU's coach. The stadium was filled to the brim every Saturday. One of my daughters has Steve Foley's & Charlie Hall's autograph.
.Also, got to see Bobby Duhon play against the U. of Florida on 1 occasion. I used to listen to all the TU night games on WWL.. It has been a long time, but if anyone has a specific question, I'd be happy to try and answer it. Thanks for asking.

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:50 am
by golfnut69
51WaveBG wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:06 pm
I'm a 91 year old golfer who can still shoot his age or sometimes below. My family & I were at the Orange Bowl Stadium and witnessed the
infamous "5th down play".. Got to see some of the old time SEC stars, such as Dixie Howell of Ole Miss and Travis Tidwell of Auburn play. Henry
Frnka was TU's coach. The stadium was filled to the brim every Saturday. One of my daughters has Steve Foley's & Charlie Hall's autograph.
.Also, got to see Bobby Duhon play against the U. of Florida on 1 occasion. I used to listen to all the TU night games on WWL.. It has been a long time, but if anyone has a specific question, I'd be happy to try and answer it. Thanks for asking.
Duhon vs Florida...was that the Reeves to Alvarez play that beat Tulane very late in the game ?

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:01 am
by winwave
It is a shame it had to be torn down. Unfortunately Tulane couldn't afford the cost of maintaining the stadium. Without the money from the Sugar Bowl and the Saints it was a no go. The Sugar Bowl had put so much into the stadium that it had it's name on the facade also calling it Sugar Bowl Stadium IIRC.

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:14 am
by golfnut69
winwave wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:01 am
It is a shame it had to be torn down. Unfortunately Tulane couldn't afford the cost of maintaining the stadium. Without the money from the Sugar Bowl and the Saints it was a no go. The Sugar Bowl had put so much into the stadium that it had it's name on the facade also calling it Sugar Bowl Stadium IIRC.
The upper decks and the north end zone could have been removed, Athletic offices, Lockerroom and training facilites built on the north end zone site...that was a proposal that was vetoed...the upper decks and north end zone sections were sold and now are part of several stadiums, including the Independence Bowl in S'Port.. the south end zone in S'port is the north end zone of Tulane stadium....

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:28 am
by GreenLantern
51WaveBG wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:06 pm
I'm a 91 year old golfer who can still shoot his age or sometimes below. My family & I were at the Orange Bowl Stadium and witnessed the
infamous "5th down play".. Got to see some of the old time SEC stars, such as Dixie Howell of Ole Miss and Travis Tidwell of Auburn play. Henry
Frnka was TU's coach. The stadium was filled to the brim every Saturday. One of my daughters has Steve Foley's & Charlie Hall's autograph.
.Also, got to see Bobby Duhon play against the U. of Florida on 1 occasion. I used to listen to all the TU night games on WWL.. It has been a long time, but if anyone has a specific question, I'd be happy to try and answer it. Thanks for asking.
If you live near NOLA or visit to attend a game or two, send a message to me. I'll get you set up with a starting time with our ROB group (retired old bastards). We have a couple guys your age that play regularly. I would love for you to join us and share some Tulane stories.

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:37 am
by golfnut69
GreenLantern wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:28 am
51WaveBG wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:06 pm
I'm a 91 year old golfer who can still shoot his age or sometimes below. My family & I were at the Orange Bowl Stadium and witnessed the
infamous "5th down play".. Got to see some of the old time SEC stars, such as Dixie Howell of Ole Miss and Travis Tidwell of Auburn play. Henry
Frnka was TU's coach. The stadium was filled to the brim every Saturday. One of my daughters has Steve Foley's & Charlie Hall's autograph.
.Also, got to see Bobby Duhon play against the U. of Florida on 1 occasion. I used to listen to all the TU night games on WWL.. It has been a long time, but if anyone has a specific question, I'd be happy to try and answer it. Thanks for asking.
If you live near NOLA or visit to attend a game or two, send a message to me. I'll get you set up with a starting time with our ROB group (retired old bastards). We have a couple guys your age that play regularly. I would love for you to join us and share some Tulane stories.
Hell, let me know when the next tee time is !!!!

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:42 am
by Bigschtick
In my four years at Tulane, I don't think I missed any home games at Tulane Stadium. It was such great fun.

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:51 am
by GreenLantern
golfnut69 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:37 am
GreenLantern wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:28 am
51WaveBG wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:06 pm
I'm a 91 year old golfer who can still shoot his age or sometimes below. My family & I were at the Orange Bowl Stadium and witnessed the
infamous "5th down play".. Got to see some of the old time SEC stars, such as Dixie Howell of Ole Miss and Travis Tidwell of Auburn play. Henry
Frnka was TU's coach. The stadium was filled to the brim every Saturday. One of my daughters has Steve Foley's & Charlie Hall's autograph.
.Also, got to see Bobby Duhon play against the U. of Florida on 1 occasion. I used to listen to all the TU night games on WWL.. It has been a long time, but if anyone has a specific question, I'd be happy to try and answer it. Thanks for asking.
If you live near NOLA or visit to attend a game or two, send a message to me. I'll get you set up with a starting time with our ROB group (retired old bastards). We have a couple guys your age that play regularly. I would love for you to join us and share some Tulane stories.
Hell, let me know when the next tee time is !!!!
We play every Tues, Wed, and Fri mornings at 8:30. Group size varies from 10-20. If you're serious about joining us, let me know the next time you're in NOLA.

It would be fun to have a gotula.net tournament. I can see name-calling, arguments, fist fights, etc.

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:07 am
by golfnut69
GreenLantern wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:51 am
golfnut69 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:37 am
GreenLantern wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:28 am
51WaveBG wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:06 pm
I'm a 91 year old golfer who can still shoot his age or sometimes below. My family & I were at the Orange Bowl Stadium and witnessed the
infamous "5th down play".. Got to see some of the old time SEC stars, such as Dixie Howell of Ole Miss and Travis Tidwell of Auburn play. Henry
Frnka was TU's coach. The stadium was filled to the brim every Saturday. One of my daughters has Steve Foley's & Charlie Hall's autograph.
.Also, got to see Bobby Duhon play against the U. of Florida on 1 occasion. I used to listen to all the TU night games on WWL.. It has been a long time, but if anyone has a specific question, I'd be happy to try and answer it. Thanks for asking.
If you live near NOLA or visit to attend a game or two, send a message to me. I'll get you set up with a starting time with our ROB group (retired old bastards). We have a couple guys your age that play regularly. I would love for you to join us and share some Tulane stories.
Hell, let me know when the next tee time is !!!!
We play every Tues, Wed, and Fri mornings at 8:30. Group size varies from 10-20. If you're serious about joining us, let me know the next time you're in NOLA.

It would be fun to have a gotula.net tournament. I can see name-calling, arguments, fist fights, etc.
Latern...what course do you guys play.. I will be in Gonzales this week end checking on my Mother, but will not arrive until Friday late afternoon...maybe I can travel on Thursday nite next time.... I like the "gotula,net invitational" idea...maybe we can get some Tulane staffers and "celebs" or "wannabe celebs" involved as a "fun/fund" raiser

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:33 am
by winwave
golfnut69 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:14 am
winwave wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:01 am
It is a shame it had to be torn down. Unfortunately Tulane couldn't afford the cost of maintaining the stadium. Without the money from the Sugar Bowl and the Saints it was a no go. The Sugar Bowl had put so much into the stadium that it had it's name on the facade also calling it Sugar Bowl Stadium IIRC.
The upper decks and the north end zone could have been removed, Athletic offices, Lockerroom and training facilites built on the north end zone site...that was a proposal that was vetoed...the upper decks and north end zone sections were sold and now are part of several stadiums, including the Independence Bowl in S'Port.. the south end zone in S'port is the north end zone of Tulane stadium....
golf you're missing the point. All that you just talked about would have cost money Tulane athletics didn't have. Even if that was done the rest of the stadium still had issues that would have needed to be dealt with. Without the money the Sugar Bowl had spent on the stadium and the rent money from the Saints the money was no longer there.

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:46 pm
by tpstulane

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:37 am
by golfnut69
My brother purchased seats at the pre-demo auction and sale. He donated all of his memorbilia back to Tulane, when he knew he was dying. We filled up a SUV and an van to deliver the stuff to the Wilson center... the look on his face, I knew my Brother had made the correct decsion

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:41 am
by NOLABigSteve

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:25 pm
by golfnut69
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:41 am
The NIMBY's must have been outraged back in da dey

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:24 pm
by tpstulane

Re: Original Tulane Stadium

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:13 pm
by Dave breslin
Hi 51 Wave. My dad was a 51 grad but a little older than the norm. WW II vet living in the married dorms-stadium place. It’s where I was born. Great old memories of that stadium. The other forum talked about the past. There sure were good memories and some “low” ones. But the few good ones were great!! 14-0!! Beating Georgia....it always too Pittman/Brown/Ellender a while but they built a winner