What we know as the new R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center that is under construction on the Davenport campus right now, was originally called the Palmer Alumni Auditorium.
Back between the 1970’s-90’s when it was the auditorium, Palmer would host different sorts of events like music concerts and sporting events.
You might be surprised at some of the big name bands that played here. Bands like Nirvana, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, and others played right here on the Palmer campus!! I don’t know about you guys, but I would have loved to have been a student at that time.
You can see what it originally looked like here, and we are all so excited for it’s transformation into this!
Any alumni willing to share their experiences during that time?
[Ticket stubs from songkick.com]