We won’t forget you, Amos

Kathy Johnson writes:
“Just wondering if UOP has plans to recognize the significance and history of Stagg Memorial Stadium by placing a plaque or some type of remembrance at the site.  It would be a shame to let the “Grand Old Man of Football” fade away without acknowledging his place in athletic and Stockton’s history.”

Are they going to forget about Amos? No. UOP plans to honor Stagg with a plaza in the new sports complex. You can read it toward the bottom of this story on UOP’s website. Or I can save you the trouble and quote the passage:

“Besides the tennis complex, soccer field and field hockey field, plans call for the Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Plaza, which will honor legendary coach Amos Alonzo Stagg, military veterans and Pacific football.”

Also, there’s already a placque near a stand of redwoods near Knoles Hall. Here it is:

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