The stadium hosted the fist AFL exhibition game held in New Orleans, organized by Jack DeFee and promoted by Dave Dixon
to demonstrate local fan support for major-league football. It pitted the New England Patriots against the Houston Oilers
in 1962. The Beatles performed on September 16, 1964 and in 1965 the stadium was renamed in honor of Frank "Tad"
Gormley shortly after his death. Delgado was renamed New Orleans Museum of Art in 1971. In 1992 Tad Gormley Stadium was renovated
to host U S Olympic Track & Field Trials and Alerion Field was restored. The following year the City Park Softball Quadroplex
was built. In 1973:Pan American Stadium was dedicated. The Botanical Garden Education Pavilion was designed and the amusement
area gift shop opened in 1993 followed by the Pavilion of the Two Sister in 1994 and the Lath House in 1997.
The images in this book appear courtesy of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL), Louisiana Digital Library (LDL), the Library
of Congress (LOC), The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC), Pictometry International (PI), and D.C. "Infrogmation"
May (DCM). Unless otherwise noted, images are from the author's collection.