Fall River, Mass Soccer Heritage

Fall River, Mass  Soccer Heritage
1950 US World Cup Team. US 1 Great Britain 0 Front Row (from right to left) Ed (Wolfgang)Souza , John (Clarkie) Souza Ponta Delgada Soccer Club. Tiverton RI The 1950 U.S. World Cup team. Back row (L to R): Jack Lyons, Joe Maca, Charlie Colombo, Frank Borghi, Harry Keough, Walter Bahr, Bill Jeffrey. Front row (L to R): Frank Wallace, Ed McIlvenny, Gino Pariani, Joe Gaetjens, John "Clarkie" Souza, Ed Souza.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Some scraps re Marks Stadium.

Still looking for some photographs of Marks stadium.

At the time I first remembered it, it already had an auto racing paved surface around the perimeter of the soccer pitch.  

 Although used primarily for soccer, Mark’s also operated a semi-professional baseball team and the stadium’s design was decidedly baseball-friendly. This included an L-shaped stand which was placed behind one of the corner-flags.[1] The stadium also incorporated a small dirt track for auto racing up until the eary 1950s which somewhat reduced the size of the soccer pitch.

ed. On the West side of the stadium there was a covered grandstand.   in this photo below , although it features one of the race cars, you get a glimpse of the North corner of the grandstand.which backed up to Shove Street.   It was just a short jog from the St Michaels club up the street where the Pontas players would dress for the game, down to the stadium.  There was a grandstand behind the North Goal Post which was established for the baseball layout.  (3rd base side)  Can't remember if it was covered or not.  

Would appreciate any other photos.

The view from the grandstand looked across the side line East out to the  Bourne  mill which is often pictured in the background with its iconic chimney and clock tower.
Here's a great link to some video from the 1924 US Open with the Marksmen and Vesper Buick of St Louis.
Also, here's a great video from US Opens of your and around minute 10:00 some footage from Marks Stadium
Baseball was played here briefly too.

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