Manuscript Vertical Files 

Collection Number: MVF 25-19

Accession Number: 0809-69

Item(s): DVD recording of "Texas Stadium: In the Beginning" talk given by Robert Power and Dan Matkin, January 2009.

Donor: Irving Archives

Date Received: Mar. 10, 2009

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives,
Irving Public Library.


     The file contains a DVD produced by ICTN of a talk entitled "Texas Stadium: In the Beginning." The talk was given by Robert Power and Dan Matkin and focused on the earliest days of the concept and development of Texas Stadium in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Robert Power, a city councilman and mayor, was a primary figure in getting the stadium built in Irving. Dan Matkin was a councilman at the time of construction of the stadium and was the mayor when the stadium was opened in 1972. He, too, was instrumental in getting the stadium built in Irving.