Say Goodbye: Clearing of Amarillo’s Potter County Stadium Begins
The time has come for Potter County Memorial Stadium to bid us farewell. After more than 65 years of unforgettable moments, our beloved Dilla Villa will soon be making way for a new era at the Tri-State Fairgrounds. The demolition of the stadium has finally gone underway, as construction vehicles tear down this piece of Amarillo history
.Potter County Memorial Stadium has been a symbol of Amarillo's sporting heritage since it first opened its gates in 1957 as the home of the Amarillo Gold Sox. The memories created within those hallowed grounds will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
Despite numerous renovations and repairs over the years, the stadium has weathered its fair share of storms and severe weather, leading to its current state of disrepair.
As we bid farewell to Potter County Memorial Stadium, the empty space will be transformed into additional parking or RV accommodation for fairgoers and contestants, ensuring a smooth experience for everyone visiting the Tri-State Fairgrounds in the short term.
In the long run, the land potentially could be used for a new building or other developments that meet the evolving needs of the Amarillo community. The acreage and prime location of the former stadium will contribute to the continued growth and success of the fairgrounds complex.
So as we say goodbye, share your favorite moments, stories, and even throwback photos in the comments below. Let's take a trip down memory lane together as we bid adieu to this iconic symbol of Amarillo's past.