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Rough Acres Ranch Photos

American Football League

Summer 1963 – The Rough Acres training camp

I have written several times about the San Diego Chargers infamous Rough Acres Ranch training camp of 1963.  Sid Gillman wanted to take his team to a remote location for training camp so that they would have nothing to focus on but football.  Rough Acres was the result.  And the result of Rough Acres was San Diego’s lone championship season.

Though much is said and written about Rough Acres, there are very few photos illustrating just how primitive it truly was.  In my 16 years of researching the 1960s Chargers, the small handful in this post are the only images I have found of the Rough Acres complex. read more