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Manly Field
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Manly Field, Furman, 1929--the first football stadium in the South Atlantic to be lighted for games at night. A newspaper account of the first night game played there reports that the lights were on 14 poles, each with a 2,000 watt bulb. Furman Coach T.B. (Dad) Amis said they made the field "as bright as day," in a game played September 21, 1929, against the Erskine College Seceders, coached by Jake Todd. 5,000 extra bleachers seats were installed at Manly Field to handle the crowd who came to see the game and the lights. From the Baptist Historical Collection.

Courtesy of the Furman University Archives Special Collections Department.