Larry Chavez attended the very first game at University Stadium on Sept. 17, 1960. The next couple of years, he sold soft drinks in the stands.
More than a half-century later, his love for the University of New Mexico and UNM football flows unabated.
“We’re repaying,” Chavez, a UNM graduate and president of Dreamstyle Remodeling, a highly successful Albuquerque business, said in a phone interview. “If I hadn’t gone to UNM, I might not be sitting here.”