Kinnick Stadium in 1957 -- It was a different time

Quonset huts, not tailgating

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I saw this photograph recently in the laundromat next door to Pagliai's Pizza in Iowa City.

If you've never had a Pag's pizza, by the way, good stuff. Iowa City's a good eating town, but restaurants come and go. Pag's endures.

This photo is from a book by Irving Weber, now deceased, but an Iowa City historian and businessman.

There was no football practice bubble then. Of course, there isn't one now.

I love this photo. The simplicity of it. Trees. Married student housing. Click on it to make it bigger, take a look at it, and tell me if  you like this version better than the 2012 version of the stadium or not, and why.

By the way, it wasn't called Kinnick Stadium in 1957. It was Iowa Stadium. So that's one point in favor of the 2012 stadium.


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