Goodbye, Old Friend…

I’ll be honest.

I wish we were in Evansville today.

Today’s a big day at home, with Aiden’s participation in his fourth Pinewood Derby (more on that at another time), and the kids’ Upward basketball game.

But I still wish we were in Evansville.

If so, I would do everything I could to be at the Aces game that’s happening right now. Because it’s the last game they’ll ever play at Roberts Stadium. And I’ve got to admit, I’m a little misty-eyed about it.

I understand the need for a new arena in Evansville. And although it took me a while to come around I support the move.

That being said, it’s like I’m about to lose a friend.

Roberts Stadium has been good to me. I used to go there several times a year. Grandmama and Grandpa lived several blocks away. I remember walking to several games with them. And because of Grandmama’s position as an employee of UE, I think Kevin and I would get into games for free (or maybe it was just a steep discount – I’m not sure). And we went to a lot of them in the late 80s, early 90s.

When I think of Roberts Stadium, many memories come to mind. But they’re too numerous to put in one post. I’ll do my best to share some of them over the next few days as I join other Evansville natives in remembering this special building.

Do you have any favorite memories of Roberts Stadium? What are they?

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Howdy. I'm Matt Todd. My wife and I have four kids and a dog,. I'm passionate about orphan care. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces, the Indiana Hoosiers, and Star Wars. I'm trying to live life by the Todd family motto: "It behooves us to live!"

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